Saturday, November 19, 2011

Caleb's Baptism

Our sweet Caleb has been asking to be baptized for a long time, and this past weekend his wish finally came true.  Bryan got to baptize Caleb on Sunday, and 34 of our friends and family showed up to cheer for him and celebrate his faith in Christ.  I am so, so proud of our boy.  And I am humbled to be his mom.  What an indescribable gift he is to us!  I am also touched and grateful that God has used Samuel's life to grow Caleb's faith. Samuel is a part of each of us trusting our good God more fully, and I love that.

Here is Caleb's "story."  He came up with what to say all on his own, and these are his own words.

This one is of Bryan doing the baptism.  I cried.  As did everyone around me. 

It was such an incredibly special day, and afterwards Caleb said, "I wish I could live this day over and over again."  So sweet.
Caleb's picture up on the big screen
Some of Caleb's cheering section
Ready to be baptized -- and so excited!

It was an impressive production.
Bryan baptizing Caleb.  Caleb was a bouncy, happy fellow up there.
Praying over Caleb
The party afterwards
My mom came in town for the big day
Brothers and cupcakes (Joel was riled up from his first ever mini Mountain Dew and 2 cupcakes!  Wow, did they do a number on him!)
With Emily
With his small group leaders -- Miss Courtney and Miss Cassandra


  1. What a precious boy. Totally in tears watching this. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Kathryn-thank you so much for your sweet comments on our blog (weheartthomas) and thank your for your prayers for peace for us. i was looking through your blog and reading about your precious Samuel......i'm so thankful God gave you 30 days with him, just as I am thankful for our 14 days with Thomas. What a gift those days were! I just wanted to let you know that i'm thankful for your comments, and for the encouragement that you are to us....its good to see someone doing well on the "other side" of this journey. Grace and peace to you and your family....and congratulations on your son's baptism
    Melissa Behm
    velvpitt at aol dot com