Monday, November 16, 2009

Early Thanksgiving & Baptism

This past weekend, we went to St. Louis for an early Thanksgiving visit. It was a whirlwind trip, but we had lots of fun with Ken's family. Eliza got meet several family members for the first time including her aunt and uncle who live in Arizona, great grandparents, great aunt and uncle, and some cousins. It was so good to see everyone. The kids also had Christmas with Aunt Jennifer and Uncle Rich, since we won't see them again at Christmas time. They thought it was great fun having Christmas and Thanksgiving in one weekend.

Eliza and her proud Aunt Jennifer

Eliza with Great Grandma Velma

We came home Sat. night, and Sunday morning we celebrated Eliza's Baptism. It was a wonderful day. Eliza wore her Korean hanbok, which is a traditional Korean outfit worn for special occasions. It was gifted to her by her Korean foster mother, and is so beautiful. Some of our church family even cried tears of joy at welcoming Eliza into our church family. They have prayed for her coming almost as much as we have, and it was such a joyous celebration to have her finally home. What a privilege to have this responsibility of raising her in our faith.

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