Simply lovely. Our granddaughter was baptized yesterday and it was one of those moments in time when I really felt Heaven and all of Glory were smiling and blessing us all. I could almost see my Grams and Mother and Dad smiling and sharing the very special occasion. What really helped bring them closer was seeing Lily wear the gown my Grams made for my Dad. It was first worn some 91 years ago, then lovingly wrapped and saved for future generations. Grams presented it to me after the birth of my first child. I knew this was going to continue to be a family heirloom. She had tatted the lace trim, embroidered and pin-tucked the dress by hand. For my son's Christening she made a slip for under the gown, as she couldn't find the original. Each of my children have worn this gown and slip when they were christened and Lily is the third of the grandchildren to be baptized wearing the gown.
Enjoy the photo gallery. I only wish I knew for sure if the picture of my Grams holding my Dad as an infant is the same dress as the one she gave me. He's wearing a sweater over the the gown so I can't see the top. If it isn't it is the one she gave me, it is one she gave my sister for her babies. She had saved two of her special gowns she hand made. I like to think this is THE ONE. I also have a photograph of Lily's Daddy wearing the gown when he was christened. The rest are all Lily. Lily and her Mom and Lily and her other Grandmother. *I was busy with the camera!
Thank you Grams...you have blessed generations with your love and talent. Love always...