Saturday, August 23, 2008
a christening in the family
recently I attended the christening of the baby son of a cousin of mine who lives in England. It was a family affair with many of her immediate relatives in attendance, and for whom it was the first chance to see the baby. After the christening there was a lunch party at her parents home with the cutting of the cake below after the main meal, for dessert.
It is worth remembering that the child would usually even now at 8 months be totally oblivious to the celebrations, which are really a family affair with the event itself as the reason for the get together.
The sad fact is that with relatives living far away in other lands, in this case in the UK, we will next see this boy in a few years, when the parents find the time and funds to make another visit.