Saturday, December 17, 2005

Lillian's Baptism

For those of you who were not there (and who were not aware), Lillian had her baptism today. I have to say, she handled it like a champion. The only part where she cried was during the pictures - and when three flashes go off in quick succession, I want to cry too.

A big thank-you to all those who showed up. It was nice to see you all and it meant a lot to have you out. I hope everyone had a good time afterward.














This is not a picture from the baptism but she was wearing this outfit for part of the day. There will be pictures of the big day sometime fairly soon, though I imagine they'll be on Kim's site as this here place doesn't get many pictures (or updated very often, as I constantly hear)

Despite being non-Church-types, I have to say I am very proud of the Leduc-Johnstoneses for coming out and taking part. Especially Meghan who stood up and agreed to be a Godmother to Lillian. She kinda freaked me out when she said "If you guys die, I'm taking her." You know, Meghan, that comes with Nick, too, and I'm holding you to that.

My thoughts on baptism: I didn't know, before today, that baptism was a ceremonial death and rebirth. I guess it makes sense. In the end, it doesn't hurt Lillian because if she grows up to believe in the Catholic church, it will be good for her, because it's her express-ticket to heaven and if she doesn't believe in it, then it's just a trickle of water over her head - although that would make it two baths in one day.

18 comments:

Sean Woods said...

Let's hear it for some holy water!

KimProbable said...

Why is my baby sideways??!

domesticvixen said...

Your mom was telling your sister to shut up a fair bit... lots of catholic jokes. And then your mom looks at me and says "you're not catholic, are you?" which then encouraged your sister to make more jokes. It felt like I was sitting between two Robs...

Dylan said...

It's not "grows up believing in the Catholic church."
She'd better believe in the church it's real. . . and it's coming FOR YOU!!!!!


Sorry. Couldn't resist. Good for you. One more Dogan. Just happy to see an update.

Hear that, Woods?!?!?!!?

Baron Von Cliff said...

And, you know, the lack of crying upon application of holy water indicates a lack of the Satan. And, y'know, that seems like a good thing.

Good stuff. Sorry I couldn't make it after all, man.

Sean Woods said...

When the minister (priest?) said "And now we light the candles," Brad whispered "Did he just say light the Campbells?"

It was so hard not to burst into laughter (or flames, for that matter).

Liam J. said...

I was going to put more up there but it was a long evening, what with brushing an eel's teeth and putting my son's oatmeal into the freezer.

At what point was my sister making catholic jokes?

KimProbable said...

Ah yes, the sacred Catholic Campbell-lighting ceremony. I forgot to warn Brad and Jill.

domesticvixen said...

During the reception. No one heard her... it was funny. Did I forget to mention that at one point Rob was egging her on? I thought that would have been a given...

Dylan said...

The Baptism applies to most Christian Faiths. Your daughter isn't truly Catholic until after Confirmation. She can still be confirmed Lutheran or some other Protestant cult. Baptism has become less about one religion and more about a generic way of marking the kid "Christian"

One of my many problems with Vatican II.

In Rob We Trust said...

I did nothing to egg Megan on. All she asked was what I were my plans for Christmas. I decided to respond according to the Christmas tale by Cartman from South Park.

Your Dad invited me over for some Christmas spirit on Sunday.

Baron Von Cliff said...

Vatican II...it's back, and looking for trouble.

Sean Woods said...

Your child looks like she is falling into a vortex of sorts.

A Catholic Vortex!

Baron Von Cliff said...

I'd imagine that's what is contained in that massive Papal chapeau...just a swirling miasma of otherworldly proportions, and only the head of the Pope can hope to hold it at bay.

Sean Woods said...

Are you saying that there is a Catholic singularity at the heart of the Vatican?

Scary!

Baron Von Cliff said...

As long as the warp engnes don't conveniently fail just as the singularity appears, we'll be fine. Oh, crap.

In Rob We Trust said...

Quick Lillian! Click your heels three times and say "there is no place like home."

Baron Von Cliff said...

And once the house is dropped on to the wicked witch, it may also plug the hole in the Space-Time Continuum.