Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Another Family Celebration: Lukas's Baptism

 Lukas bundles up for Georgia cold the Friday before his celebration.

A month ago the family gathered at the sweetest church, Hickory Flat Methodist [my brother's church: I  loved its charm, its congregation, its preacher -- its small town feel] for the baptism of the grand 'phew. 

The family, those who were geographically compatible, surrounded Lukas as he was baptized, and he cooperated fully as the minister carried him down the center aisle and around the back of the church for the congregation to see him and vow to his Christian upbringing.
What a sweet moment.


Amy, Lukas, and David
Being Palm Sunday, the minister preached on Jesus's confidence as he rode into Jerusalem fully aware of what awaited him. The choir sang "The Old Rugged Cross," and those words of that hymn are deeply moving and beautiful.

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown

At the end of the service, the children of the church weaved around the sanctuary waving the fronds, and the members of the congregation held theirs aloft as we all sang, "Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest."

 Andrew, another phew, not a grand one, but a first cousin once removed from Lukas, and I pose with our piece of greenery.

 Grand uncles and aunts, grandma and grandpa, aunt, and a prospective aunt, uncles, first cousins once removed, and the proud parents stood at the front of the church for a picture.

After the baptism,
we headed back to the grandparents' house where we feasted in grand [no pun intended] style with chili [German chili, according to the chef and proud papa, made with secret ingredients], green as well as fruit salads, fabulous corn bread, and dessert.
The dessert needs to be mentioned --- Cuarto Leches cake and Bailey's Irish Coffee cheese cake.


I had a piece of each -- cause I could.

 Aunt Angie and Lukas

Kayla, resplendent in high heels, cracked me up as she held Lukas.
Celebrity mom, anyone?

By the way, Lukas and his parents currently reside in Karlsrule, Germany. 



  1. Wow, what a handsome family....not to mention the unbelievable cute baby. And those heels, she looks great. I would break my ankle. Always a pleasure stopping in here to visit, Harriet.

  2. A blessed event, indeed. And what a fitting time to be baptized!