I witnessed a beautiful Rite, the Sacrament of Baptism, this weekend. It was a private Ceremony, held at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Midland, Michigan. There were many beautiful and unique details that made very special, indeed.
The Priest is little Esther’s Uncle.
The water used during the rite was from the Jordan River.
The Baptismal gown was sewn by her great great grandmother.
Her Gaga (great grandmother) was able to be present.
It was particularly special for me, as my husband and I are her Godparents.
Here are some of my favorites from that morning.
I just loved this beautiful little gown. It was simple and perfect. Her grandmother recently found the gown while cleaning out her attic. Her grandmother and great Aunt Mary wore this same gown. Beautifully rows of perfect lace.
Her Aunt Catherine helped dress Miss Esther. I loved watching the three of them together.
Her Gaga is one special woman. I love how they are gazing at each other just before the ceremony.
These two photos of the ceremony were graciously taken by her Aunt (as I was in the ceremony). Her Uncle, Father Eddie, is blessing the water and then Baptizing her while she is held by her Godmother.