Four years ago we welcomed you into the Body of the Christ. You were exactly two months old, and you remained wide awake for the entire service (not really a big surprise since you never snoozed much even in those early days). I held you close in your beautiful gown fashioned from your gaba’s wedding dress and was so happy to share in this sacrament with you and to renew my own baptismal promises.
As your mom, sometimes I like to think that I have right and title to you, but your baptismal day reminds me that God created you. He brought you into being. He welcomed you to his Church, and you belong to Him.
God also gave you a great gift on this day four years ago: The Holy Spirit you received in baptism has been with you ever since, your life-guide, working in you and through you.
May you always be aware of God’s love for you, and may the graces you received at baptism shower down on you always.
I love you.