Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sydney's baptism

One of the highlights of our trip was being able to baptize Syd with our family. We wanted to do it last year, but there were some requirements/classes/planning that needed to happen and we didn't have time. (Someday I'll write a post on our religious leanings. But not today. For context, C is Catholic and so our kids have both been baptized in a Catholic church.) This year the deacon, rather than the priest, agreed to do it. It was perfect. It was just us, the deacon, and his family. There were a ton of little kids running around. It was casual and informal and absolutely perfect

Walking into the church. Cause we do that now.
The only snag occurred when we realized that we hadn't given Syd a Bible name, and so we had to come up with a saint on the spot. The name "Theresa" popped into my head and so it was. Saint Theresa was a child saint who used to keep a string of beads, one for every deed she did for God. I liked that, and I also like that she'll share a name with Mother Theresa.
Sydney Theresa Cheyne.


  1. That is the best family picture! What a great week having you here. Sydney Theresa Cheyne is an all star. Love you!

  2. What a good looking family you all are. And what a really special, intimate baptism.