On Sunday, October 2nd, Ruthie was baptized and became a member of our church family.
You can read a more detailed explanation of infant baptism and see the pictures from Lael's baptism here.
Jess wrote a great post about Benson's baptism. Go read it here.
Ruthie wore the bonnet that she wore home from the hospital (which was mine as a baby), the baptismal gown that was worn by me, my sister, and Lael, and the cross necklace that was given to me by my parents when I was baptized and was worn by Lael for her baptism.
Rev. Brian Habig and Mark Bakker
Sweet thing slept through all of it. :)
"Patricia Ruth Ingram, Child of the Covenant, I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit."
"The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace."
We've come a long way since April! It seems unreal that both of our babes are here and getting so big! Look at Thomas... is he not the most precious lil' chunk-o-luv??!!
Here are the babes who have worn our baptismal gown...
... and we are eternally grateful to God that we were able to add another.
Ruthie girl, Jesus loves you so much.
We can't thank Him enough for blessing our lives with you and we pray daily that the Lord, even now, would begin drawing you to Himself.