What a very special day this is going to be! It is our Daughter-in-law Lisa's birthday. I like to refer to my sons wives as my daughters from marriages blessed in Heaven. They are very special women and I don't say this JUST because they had excellent taste in their choice of a husband. (But they did)!
I digress...today is Lisa's birthday and it is our first and so far only granddaughter's Baptism Day! I think it is so special for these two ladies to be sharing such a blessed day. Lisa is Lily's fantastic Mom. I love how she is always talking with Lily and explaining experiences they are having. Suffice it to say Lily has a wonderful vocabulary and is talking well beyond her age. I not only love to watch her with Lily, but I love seeing she and my son interact as a family unit. My Mom told me years ago that the Mother of the house sets the tone. I used to chafe at that notion, but after a while I began to understand and embrace the concept. Lisa has a lovely way of making her house a home and keeping all who dwell there serene and loved.
I'll be back later, if not tonight, perhaps Monday or Tuesday with some photos of the Baptism and Birthday co-celebrations! This morning I will be putting the finishing touches on a fruit salad for the luncheon following the Baptism. We have my son and his wife from Richmond in town as well, so we've been very busy having fun!
Until then, keep this in mind...Lily, our granddaughter will be wearing the batiste gown my paternal grandmother hand made, embroidered and tatted the lace. How sweet? All of my children were christened in the gown and now the tradition continues with the grandchildren. The gown is 91 years old and for all its use it is holding up well!
Happy Birthday to my lovely daughter sent from Heaven!