Great delight

It is with great delight that I announce that… drum roll… I have a beautiful new god-daughter! Well, actually, she’s not so new – she’s been with us for a few months now,  wolfing down milk and being extremely cute, but yesterday was the joyful occasion of her baptism and her proper welcome into her family. B is blessed with a loving family – her parents are my wise and wonderful friends A and J, and she has a VERY cool big sister whom my son Freddie loves to hang out with. Big sister recently turned four, so this elevates her to the dizziest heights of cool in the eyes of Freddie, aged three-and-a-half. As well as this family, B also has three godparents and a wider church family to love, guide, encourage and support her. My hope and prayer for B is that she would be very blessed as she grows up, that we would have lots of fun together (I think she digs my rendition of “Humpty Dumpty”) and that, with our help, she would have a spiritual life and come to know Jesus. And, if my own experience as a parent is anything to go by, I know B’s mum and dad will need just as much prayer and support too with this parenting malarkey! I’m thankful that they’re surrounded by people who can provide that.

This blog post has not yet mentioned cake, and I feel something should be done about that. A baby is always something to be grateful for and to celebrate, so we rounded off the day with a lovely party where there was indeed no shortage of cake! B’s cake-education begins…

In other news…

– the loft room is fiiiiniiiished! Hotel Pysanczyn is now open (though not for those who like privacy because we haven’t got round to putting blinds up yet).

– tomorrow sees the start of an Alpha course at the toddler group I run (more cake…!)

– Freddie and I are going to the theatre next week to see ‘Aliens Love Underpants’. The title suggests it SHOULD be silly enough to engage Freddie’s attention for the duration, but I’ve been wrong before!

Bye for now! x

For my god-daughter:

The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.”

(Zephaniah 3:17)

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