What a great Saturday, April 29!
Isabella was baptized at the 4:30 p.m. mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Cuyahoga Falls. The deacon and priest made the event very special for our family by recognizing us at the start of mass and by talking about our adoption journey. Godparents Julie Madera (my little sister) and Keith Kramer (Kevin's younger brother) were included as well and even brought up the gifts at communion.
After the homily, he deacon performed the baptism. Isabella never cried as he poured the water over her head but did push his hand away as he blessed her with the oils. He made everyone laugh by saying "She's got quite a mind of her own!" We were delighted to see the Miller Family who adopted Jakob at the same time as Kevin and I were in Guatemala picking up Isabella. They live in Northfield and we have family friends in common. What a small world we live in!
We entertained about 50 guests at an after-party at Kevin's parents' home. The weather was beautiful so many people enjoyed dinner and dessert on the desk and in the sunroom. It was quite a night!