Sunday, May 21, 2017

Our Godson's Baptism and Pregnancy Blessings

"Baptism is the sacrament that gives our souls the new life of sanctifying grace by which we become Christians, children of God, and heirs of heaven." ~ My Catholic Faith

We ended up being able to deliver that Spiritual Bouquet to JOY{filled}family in person and hold our darling (two-day old) Godson during his baptism on May 10th! I didn't think it was going to be possible, between my husband camping over at the coast with our five older children May 7th-9th (for our older boys' High School Regional Golf Tournament) and my own pregnancy complications and challenges, but Sean was able to take another day off work and my doctors said the long 11-12+ hour round trip drive would be ok, as long as we stopped every 1-2 hours to walk and stretch. It was such a beautiful day filled with so many blessings!



Loving God, Creator of all good things, thank You for the gift of life given to our Godson. What a privilege it was for us to stand as witnesses for the Church when our Godson was washed in baptismal waters. Lord, help us to be faithful to You all the days of our lives. 

As our Godson grows in age and faith, enable us to be a good example for him of how to live as a follower of Jesus. Through our love and concern, in moments of joy and sorrow, allow us to reveal Your loving face, O God. We pray this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

After the baptism I was able to receive the Blessing of an Expectant Mother and our baby girl and I were also blessed with a relic of St. Gerard by this faithful and holy priest.

Deo Gratias! 


  1. I really like your head covering. Do you know where it came from? BEAUTIFUL pictures!

    2017-05-21 17:34:25

    1. Thank you! I ordered it from Michele Quigley back in 2013. She had them available in limited quantities for a short period of time.

      2017-05-21 17:53:21

  2. Beautiful! Our parish always does the blessing of expectant mothers in October. I was so excited to finally be pregnant in October this last time--they didn't do it! I was so disappointed. Can't wait to "meet" your little girl.

    2017-05-22 00:17:37

  3. Congratulations to your Joy {filled} Family friends! Making that long trip is surely a blessing and a sacrifice that they will always cherish. It fills me with joy to read that you and your soon to be born daughter were also blessed by St. Gerard and the good Priest. You look simply radiant. Praying for you!

    2017-05-22 12:04:03

  4. What a beautiful post. God Bless all. Marilyn

    2017-05-22 22:23:35

  5. Thank you for sharing this special day. God Bless. Marion

    2017-05-22 22:47:49

  6. That is so beautiful and precious. Love that you were blessed by the relic of St. Gerard!! Sorry to hear about the pregnancy complications. God be with you!

    2017-05-23 02:53:50

  7. Absolutely beautiful! Praised be Jesus Christ for this new little soul and member of His Church! Sending many prayers and blessings!

    2017-05-24 06:07:27

  8. Beautiful! How many Godchildren do you and your husband have? I love St. Gerard! Do you have a St. Gerard's hankie to keep with you during your delivery? If not, you can call the National Shrine of St. Gerard in Newark, NJ and they will send you one. I have had mine at five of my six deliveries (i didnt know about it for the first one) and it offers such comfort.

    2017-05-25 14:58:16

    1. Combined we now have 13 Godchildren! We have 10 Godchildren that we are both Godparents to, and then I have 2 additional Godsons (including my youngest brother who was born the day before my 18th birthday) and my husband has 1 additional Goddaughter.

      I do have a St. Gerard hankie! It was actually sent to me three years ago, from one of my friends here on the blog, during my last pregnancy which ended with a miscarriage on the feast of St. Anthony on June 13th. I kind of wonder if that's when this little one will arrive! I tend to average about 10-14 days early.

      2017-05-25 18:05:08


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