Thursday, May 13, 2010

The baptism

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This past weekend, my baby girl was baptized.

My heart was so full. In the only quiet moment of the day, as I was helping her get dressed, I paused for a minute. I held my Hannah and told her how proud I was of her, and how much I truly loved her. She didn't fidget, play with my earrings, or roll her eyes - as she is sometimes fond of doing. She looked me square in the eye, and I felt our souls connect. She threw her arms around my neck, and pulled back with tiny tears on her cheeks, matching my own.

"I love you, too, Mama," she whispered.

It was a moment I will never forget.

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This is truly the joy and rejoicing in posterity.

28 comments:

Annemarie said...

So sweet! What an amazing day. Beautiful pictures, as always.

ellen said...

What nice memories! The last picture is really cool.

Stefani said...

This is what makes motherhood worth it.

Ms. C. said...

This post made me tear up at my desk at work. Someone came by and asked if I was okay and I had to tell them I accidentally bit my tongue. This is too precious.

3leftturns said...

We're so proud of your family! Sorry we couldn't come out- plane tickets be pricey, even to see such an awesome sister.

utmomof 5 said...

I just did this last month with my daughter :) Happy day!

Yea for such a good day for your family!!! Love the pictures

danandcindy said...

Hannah is certainly much awesomer than you.

Kimberly said...

What a cute girl! It's hard to believe our girl are 8!!

Jen said...

That precious moment makes up for all those sleepless nights and 3 y.o. tantrums. What a beautiful girl you have!

Thelma said...

Beautiful pictures, dress and girl!

The few moments post baptism with my Emma were some of the highlights of my life thus far. Yay for little girls.

Cindy said...

Thanks for sharing this with the pictures. What a beautiful day. I wish we could have been there!

Jeanelle said...

Yay, Hannah!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Wow. What a beautiful moment!
I know I am going to sound so foolish, but it seriously never occurred to me that other daughters rolled their eyes at their moms...
Seriously.
What an epiphany.

Joy & Casey said...

Love it! These moments make the mouthy, messy, fighting moments worth it! ;) You are such a great mom Christie!

Christina B. said...

I love the picture of you with Hannah, it is so sweet!

Darby said...

what a sweet memory from such a special day!

Michelle said...

beautiful!

Meggan said...

Congrats Ms. Hannah. You are such a gem. We are so happy for you and your momma. =)

brooke said...

Hannah looks beatiful and that picture of you and her is breathtaking. I hope to be the kind of mama you are. These moments make all the throw-up and other "poop" worth it!

Feeling Just Right said...

Awwwww! That made me cry too. God bless you- i say with all my heart, with all my love.

Heidi said...

Congrats to you guy!
So cute. I can't believe she's so big. Way to raise them right.

Tristan said...

She is absolutely beautiful!!! This is so sweet! I really appreciate you sharing that special moment. That is what being a Mom is all about :-) How neat!

marta said...

just adorable. that little bunny loving princess is such a sweetheart; i love her dress, her halverson features and that sweet smile. what a doll. congrats to li'l miss hannah. glad it was such a perfect event. thanks for sharing your sweet moment with us. (i am loving your new blonde tresses, stie.)

Travelin'Oma said...

It was a perfect day.

Linsey said...

Darling.

jessica said...

The pictures are perfect. I loved reading this, it made me remember some of my precious moments with Maya on her special day...

Wreath of Pearls said...

You captured this special moment in Hannah's life so beautifully in both pictures and words. No blurry pictures either to taunt you for the rest of your life.

Robyn said...

I love all of the pictures! Your parents and in-laws are so cute! I really love the picture of you and Hannah on the baptism post...so sweet! By the way...today I was looking at names in our family history trying to get some inspiration for my baby. I saw tons of Hannah's...is that how you got her name, or is it just a coincidence that we have lots of "Hannah" ancestors. Such a sweet name, and such a sweet girl!