This morning we had the joy of having Sadler baptized in church.
Baptism is such a meaningful occasion for our family, one where we make a promise to God and the church that we will raise him to the best of our abilities to live a Christian life.
We sang Blessed be your Name at the beginning of the service, that song always brings tears to my eyes. I belted out the words as best I could all while covering my sweet son’s head with kisses while he snuggled in close to me. The song reminds me to be joyful in all times and I think back to those days when that was so hard to do. The bridge part of the song says “you give and take away, you give and take away, my heart will choose to say Lord, Blessed be your name!” I so badly wanted that to be true in my life for many many months, to choose to give him glory in our suffering, when he took our first son, but it was hard. Now, 3 years have gone by and He gave us 2 more sons its been easier to sing that and mean it.
God taught us so much through the loss of Brenham, one being how blessed we are to be given such precious gifts, children. I often wonder if I would be the same kind of mother I am today if we hadn’t lost him. God taught me to cherish these boys for as long as we are blessed with them. Children are not owed to us, they are gifts from God.
Another line in the song goes “every blessing you pour out I’ll turn back to Praise” and I pray that to be my life’s song, the reason that I live; I want to give God all the Glory for the good things he has given! Thank you God for Sadler, what a joy he is to our family. We give him to you Lord and ask you to bless our family and guide us as we raise him in your ways.
After the service we had our families over to celebrate with lunch and cake.
Sadler changed into his after party outfit! A little tie onesie!
Jesus Loves YOU, Sadler Graham!