Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lia Katherine, Child of the Covenant

Lia Kate was baptized by her daddy a few weeks ago at our church. It was a precious moment in the life of our family ... made even more special by the fact that she was baptized alongside two little boys also adopted from China and two more recently adopted from Ukraine. Such a picture of the family of God ... these children who came from the ends of the earth ... now with mommies and daddies ... and a bright hope and future ... their lives a beautiful metaphor of God's redeeming love. We are blessed to be a part of Lia Kate's story.

This was the best family picture we got, and by best I mean, at least both kids were looking at the camera. :o)

Britton was remarkably well-behaved when we stood at the front of the church. If you had seen him before the service started, you would know what a feat this was.

When we got home, we changed Lia Kate into the white silk gown that we got in China.

And she was really digging her pink cake!

Lia Kate and her Gigi.

The boys table. Look at those rosy-chipmunked-cheeked Giffen kids.

Lots of family came in town for the weekend. In fact, two of Lia Kate's great-grandparents made the trip, which was quite a treat.

Lia Kate with my grandmother and her great-grandmother. She is both my and Lia Kate's namesake, as we all share the middle name of Ruth.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

What a special day! Beautiful family! :)