Saturday, November 28, 2009

CJ's Baptism

saturday morning, we dropped the girls off at lola and pawpaw's house for the weekend while jay and i headed to nashville. the quick road trip was in honor of CJ's baptism which included some other side festivities. we have been looking forward for this weekend for quite some time now so we were all excited that it was finally here. once jay and i checked into our hotel, we asked the concierge for names and locations of some good restaurants in the area. he recommended the "Amerigo" italian restaurant, and that's exactly where we went. it was SOO YUM-O. my hunger wishes there was one here in the salty hambone, but my girlish figure does not. ha!

so after our romantic dinner with no screaming kids (sigh), we headed back to the hotel, freshened up a bit, and then headed to mass at 5:30pm at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. the church was beautiful. i sat there in God's house just staring at everything all around me. i felt peaceful and at ease. like i had been rekindled with my childhood. my roots. like something that had been missing for awhile was now being filled again. i'm not gonna lie, we have become bad church goers since having two kids. hmmm, i think i feel a new year's resolution coming upon me already. anywayz, here are some pics... after mass, i thought about what i got from it. i had time to reflect on the teachings and what they meant to me. it's kinda funny, but the homily was based around john mayer's "waiting for the world to change." how most people sit around, expecting, and hoping the world will change for them. BUT the change needs to start with yourself. "you" should be that change. step up. be the better person. start with something small because it can play a big part. stop waiting or trying to persuade or change others on what you want, instead YOU make the change, and it will have a ripple effect. i thoroughly believe in this. it hit close to home when looking back on some past experiences. and for that epiphany, i have to say "yay for catholicism!" now enough of my revelations and on to the baptism. it started at 6:30pm right after mass was over. here are some pics.it was beautiful. CJ did awesome. he loved it. the family loved it. and if there were ever i time that i felt like family, witnessing this just solidified it. what can i say? i seriously am a sentimental deep-thinking ball of mush. i get it honest. so after the baptism and taking many mandatory imperious pictures, we all headed over to YB's mom and dad's house for a casual reception and celebration. heavy h'orderves and wine were served as well as cake. jay and M talked about football while lil B ran around scaring grandma with a fake cockroach. it was hilarious. i tried to tell lil B to put it in her lunch box at school so that her teacher would enjoy it. she just laughed at me, and said "ewww!" wonder if that was a yes? hmmm...

3 comments:

*Yankee Belle* said...

Love all the posts! God does a soul good. SO glad we were able to share these great times together! XOXO

BlessedMom said...

What a beautiful church! That's one great thing about being Catholic. You can travel anywhere, walk into a Catholic church, and feel completely at home. Glad you got to enjoy that feeling again!

Kim said...

no doubt, YB. thank you for having us! XOXO

and D, i couldn't agree more. SO very true on so many levels. the whole mass felt like i was reading from the back of my hand, it amazed me. such a great comfort to feel.