Baptism is an important event. Someone always seems to mention they have some sort of celebration to remember the Baptism of their child(ren). I’m not sure when we were suppose to find the time but I finally figured it out. The older 4 kiddos were baptized at one time while the younger 2 were baptized within about a month of being born. The older 4 kiddos being baptized was something I really wanted but we had to go through alot in order for it to happen. It was all worth it the Easter that happened to be my husbands birthday. The younger two were baptized so quickly because I knew it was a sacrament that I thought shouldn’t wait. During the fall, I decided it would be a good idea to find the time to celebrate all of their Baptisms with dinner and cake. I asked the kids what they would like for dinner. They all voted for lasagna as it’s something I don’t make very often. I also thought we would make a cake. I made a lemon cake well because thats what we had in the cabinet. Frosted it in white and decorated with a blue cross with gold sprinkles. White of course for purity and blue for the baptismal water. It wasn’t a fancy cake but it was good enough for my kiddos.
It was nice having a special dinner to remind us of how important their Baptisms are. I think my favorite part was the cake. We sang Happy Birthday to each kiddo and they blew out their Baptism candle or a white candle. Why sing Happy Birthday you ask? Because they were given new life and wonderful graces that come with it. It gives me a lot of comfort to know that my children all have been forgiven for original sin and will carry the sign of the Catholic Church and Christ’s love with them for the rest of their lives. I am so very thankful for all 6 of my kiddos. I can’t wait to plan for this years Baptism dinner. Does your family do something special to celebrate your child(ren)’s Baptism?