Very Special Baby Blessing

On Sunday, May 27, 2012, I was highly honored and moved to be part of a very special event. My wife and I made the trip to Macon, GA to be with Scott, Angel, and Gracen Field and their beautiful family.

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I first met Angel and Scott when I officiated at their Savannah wedding in June 2010. Nearly two years later we would again come together in order to bless their new baby, Gracen Marie. She was very well-behaved throughout the event. She did very well with being the center of attention.

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We did a sweet ritual for this event. Angel and Scott had gotten Gracen a charm bracelet. The Parents said a few words and added a charm; the Grandparents said a few words and added a charm; and finally the Godparents said a few words and added a charm. Angel and Scott plan to save this bracelet to give to Gracen when she turns eighteen.

I also added a surprise for them.

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I composed a letter which I read to everyone after the ceremony. Everyone present was asked to sign this letter, which would be given to Gracen when she turns eighteen.

Here is the text of that letter:

Dear Gracen Marie,

Many years ago, on June 5, 2010, your parents were married at Forsyth Park in Savannah, GA. It was a beautiful ceremony and a beautiful day. Many people were at that wedding, and just as the ceremony ended the skies opened up with a drenching downpour of rain. The memorable event that day would be important for you for you were born from that marriage.

Some time after that wedding, on May 27, 2012, many of those same people gathered around you and for you. They gathered in order to share with you their faith, their hopes, and their dreams for your future. Your parents, grandparents, godparents, family, and friends were so happy for you. They gave you a party!

That was many years ago.

Now we hope that you have been raised in the faith and know how much God loves you and how happy God is to have you as His child. For no matter what happens to you in life – no matter who hurts you – God will never stop loving you. Even though – like the rest of us – you sometimes make mistakes, once God sets His heart on you, He will never let you go. God has made this promise to you, and God always keeps his word.

We hope, therefore, that this letter finds you well. Signing this letter is the minister who married your parents and who blessed you that day. Your parents, grandparents, godparents, members of your family, and friends who were at your party have also signed this letter.

Today, as you read this letter, we want you to know that through the distance of time and space, we still pray for you, hope for you, and love you.

God bless you!

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Angel and Scott – I have been blessed to be a part of your life. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding two years ago and your Gracen’s blessing last week. You have a wonderful family, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know you.

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3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. That is a very lovely idea to write her a letter.

    • Thank you. The letter is almost like a time capsule, a special moment frozen in time. By the time she reads the letter some of us may have died and moved onto the next world. That letter will still be a physical connection. I love that idea.

  2. Yes, it’s important to write things down, so people can read the message again and again.


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