Happy Baptism Day!

This has been a banner week for the Suprenant family. Last Saturday, of course, our daughter entered the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. Then yesterday was the fifth anniversary of the finalization of our son Raymond’s adoption.

And now today we are celebrating the 18th anniversary of our daughter Mary Kate’s Baptism–yes, the same daughter who just entered the convent.

We celebrate “Baptism Days” in our family, as we see them–with firm biblical and theological support–as second birthdays. Needless to say, this concept is a real hit with our kids. (So is “birthday week,” but I”ll save that for another post!) We consider these celebrations as excellent reminders to thank God for the mustard seed of faith that was planted in our children–and in us–at Baptism. And it also reminds us of our duty to nurture this life that God has entrusted to us as parents.

We usually at least sing and have cake to recognize the day. Sometimes we will get more elaborate and even light the candle the child received at his or her Baptism. Do the readers of this blog know their Baptism days and those of their children? If so, do you do anything to celebrate these special days? 

3 Responses to “Happy Baptism Day!”

  1. Sharon says:

    Does Raymond have any contact with his birth mother?

  2. leon says:

    No. However, we send letters and photos to a third party so that she can see his growth and development.

  3. Cari says:

    I have no idea what my baptism day is, and I”m embarrased to say I can only approximate my son”s. I love the idea of celebrating one”s baptism day! What a great idea to emphasize the gift we received. Congratulations to Mary Kate!

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