Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"THE MAN OF THE MOMENT" - Boston's Baptism.

7th February 2010
St Johns Anglican Church
Boston Beau Paull

Boston's baptism went off with out a hitch. We had him baptised at St Johns Anglican Church in Cooks Hill, which is where Aaron and i were married and where Regan was baptised.
Regan was baptised at about 4 months of age so i tried to do the same with Boston. The day went really well. Uncle Lee and Aunty LJ stayed at our place the night before. LJ and i woke up early sunday morning and went for a 4km run, Regan decided she wanted to come so we took turns in pushing her. As soon as we got home it was on! :-) We got stuck into the cooking, cleaning, showering, organising the children (including Aaron and Lee) and we did it all on time.
It was a raining day but very muggy and while Boston was being baptised we were all sweating up a storm.
He was an angel though, no tears, no grizzles, instead he ate the service book, oopps.
Regan was a gem as well, she was so well behaved and even got to help Father Stuart pour and bless the water. I am so lucky to have the two wonderful babies that i have they both absolutley adore each other and make each other smile all the time.

Now Aaron and i aren't overly religious. Aaron was bought up going to church every sunday as his family are quite religious and involved in the church. I on the other hand was bought up going to church occasionally but mainly being alowed to believe in what i want and follow what ever belief i wanted. Aaron and i were both christened Anglican and were married in an Anglican church.
Our reasons for wanting to have our children christened are that we wanted them to be introduced to the religion that we were both introduced to and it is something that is quite important in Aaron's family. Ultimatly it will be there decision what faith they want to follow, if any at all, but at least they will have somewhere to start.

God parents Lee and Amanda.
The god parents were an easy choice, they are also Regan's god parents and if we have any more children they will have the same god parents as well.
Amanda is my sister, even though i am from a large family she is my only 'full' sister. We are only 16 months apart in age and i would consider us very close. Amanda (Aunty Moo) and her soon to be husband Ben lead a life similar to ours, they both believe in healthy living, looking after the environment, staying active, remaining focused on goals and much more. They are both beautiful people who have hearts of gold. If in the unfortunate event that Aaron and i were taken from this eart then Amanda and Ben are the people we would want to guide our kids and take them into their care.
Lee is Aaron's best mate and has been pretty much since i met him. Lee has been there through everything and is always such a supportive person. Lee and LJ are ture friends and true friends are hard to fine. They have been there while we were engaged, got married and now had babies, even though they aren't at that stage in their lives them selves they are still there for us.
So what do the god parents mean to me. Well it's not the old fashioned meaning of 'that is who your children will go to if you die' instead to me a god parent is someone special in our life, someone who i would trust to give advice to my children should either of them decide to seek advice from people other than Aaron and i. Someone who i would be happy for my children to confide in or go to if they need help. They are someone who's advice i respect and who opinion if more than welcome and appreciated. It is someone who i know loves and cares for my children with all their hearts.
We continued on after the service at our place eating and drinking with friends and family. Boston was very spoiled with plenty of cuddles, kisses and gifts and again it was a lovely reminder of the wonderful friends and family we have.

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