Well there you go...........200 posts..........how time flies when you're havin fun!!!!!
And what better way to celebrate 200 posts - today was young Stephen's Baptism.
He was baptised in our parish - St Patrick's Church in Pakenham. Guess who the Godparents are..........none other than Sean and myself. We were so honored to be asked - very proud.
The ceremony was so nice. It started when the Sudanese people started to sing - it was one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard. It was sort of like birds cooing............I started to cry - it was very, very moving. Medina explained to be later that it was about how they had travelled afar from the war in Sudan to a lucky land - Australia.
Little Stephen was great during the ceremony - he slept through it all - even when Fr Bernie poured the water over him to baptize him - he just flinched a little and almost looked relaxed as the water poured over his head - it was so hot here today - I reckon I could have gone some of that water being poured over me too.......LOL.
After the ceremony we had a celebration in the Parish Centre. It was great - George and Medina and their friends once again started to sing - I requested they sing a happy song so that I didn't start crying again - but it didn't make any difference - it was just so great to see them gathering together and with us to - to celebrate in such a way. Later on they started to dance - it was fantastic and the look on Medina's face as she danced with her friends was priceless. She looked at peace. She is such a beautiful young woman and mum.
This little duck is very tired so I will upload some photos tomorrow to share with you.
We are truly blessed to have been introduced to George and Medina - they have enriched our lives. Sounds pretty deep - that's just the way we feel. We call them our family now.