Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Baptism of John Cornelius

John was baptized this past Sunday in a quiet ceremony at our home with his family and godmother present. Our pastor was nice enough to come out to us since John is homebound until he builds up a healthy immune system. Since my last blog post, John was hospitalized for a week due to rspiratory illness. It was a very difficult time, especially, for John who was very sick and Bella, who had never been separated from mom before and was just getting over suspected H1N1. Thankfully, most of the days fell over Dave's Christmas break, so he was able to care for Bella and travel back and forth to the hospital while I roomed in with John.

We really wanted to have John baptized so our pastor offered to travel to our home so that John could receive the sacrament. Interestingly, January 10th celebrated the Baptism of the Lord, by John the Baptist, our John's patron saint. And the reading for Mass centered on the baptism of Cornelius, our John's other patron saint. What a fitting and meaningful day for our little man. John wore Dave's baptismal garment from 1968 and how cute did he look!


Anonymous said...

Lauren! John is so adorable!! We can't wait to meet him!! It looks like Isabella is enjoying being a big sister. We will look forward to seeing you when things calm down. I know how crazy it is with two!! Congratulations on your beautiful baby BOY :) Love, The Rully's

Anonymous said...

Clearly, God wanted to let you know He was watching. Life is so amazing. I hope all else is well and you're all doing better in health and spirit.
take care,

DonnaMarie said...

How beautiful your little man is!! What wonderful "God-incidences" the readings and feast day were for John's great day!
May God bless John Cornelius and Mary keep him safe in Her tender loving care!
Abundant blessings from the Tappclan!

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