A New Beginning, And An End, At Last

21 May

Our newest great-grandson, Austin, was baptized this morning, along with another little boy.  In spite of my best efforts to sit with the family, I ended up “on the altar” again. Not too bad a deal, as I was still able to read the prayers for the candidates.  We Anglicans tend to be a flexible lot.

Austin and his parents are on the right in this shot.

baptism group

Eldest daughter had a party at her house after the service. We had invited Rev. Kim, but she had to be in Frederick by 2:30, so that didn’t work out.

Silbaugh called earlier this week to say they had finally gotten my dad’s stone in place, so The Squire and I stopped by Christ Church to take a look at that. It’s only been eighteen years, after all.  My mum refused to have a marker on his grave – “God will know where to find him when He wants him” – and I waited until she died before I ordered it. Now, I have to figure what to put on her stone that won’t sound snarky.

ERMP stone

3 Responses to “A New Beginning, And An End, At Last”

  1. theminilife at 12:42 am #

    I want to go to your church! By the way…thanks for making my day so many years with your funny and sometimes not so funny stories!

  2. tiggerlyss at 12:04 pm #

    I am glad you could get that tombstone in finally. First he was late to his own funeral and now his tombstone is finally there.

  3. Lucie at 12:02 pm #

    Beautiful family!

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