There's a new little Christian in town! Yesterday, the youngest of our 17 grandchildren officially entered into the Body of Christ through the sacrament of Baptism. He was, as his oldest brother (5-year-old Junior) said, "very brave." He didn't cry a bit, even when the water was poured over his head, and he was his usual adorable self throughout the proceedings.
What a beautiful thing to witness, and how blessed we feel to be living close enough to be present for these momentous occasions in our grandchildren's lives.
I haven't named this newest Pearl (who has not just two but three beautiful saints' names) here at the blog yet; but his daddy took four years of Latin in high school, and he used to joke about naming his children Primus, Secondus, Tertius, Quartus, Quintus (as in First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth)...so since this almost 4-month-old little guy is the fourth-born in a line-up of four boys, I hereby dub him "Quartus."
It was a grand day all around. Welcome to the Church, Quartus!
(Now head on over to Rosie's--to see what's shaking, and well, just because it's time for a Just Because Link-Up!)