Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ricky's Baptism

Ricky and godmother: Tia Mimi

We celebrated Ricky's baptism at the same church where we got married 10 years ago. It was an intimate service with our family, and afterward we had a great welcoming party for all of my relatives and friends to meet "Ricardo Engida." Ricky must have known something special was happening because he was quite the angelic little boy!

Here is the prayer we wrote for this special day:
Giver of Life,
Three and a half years ago you brought Ricky into the world.
You watched over Ricky as his birthmom made the difficult decision to leave him for others to take care of him because she could not.
We keep his birthmom in our prayers. We also ask you to bless the woman who found him, who nurtured and cared for him for 2 years as if he were her own child.

God of love,
Working in mysterious ways, you crossed our paths and our spirits met.
We are so thankful to be his parents,
and are forever grateful you have blessed us with our wonderful and supportive families. Please bless all of our children: Tonito, Viviana, Maya, and now Ricky
and make us instruments of your love and will,
to guide them through life in your footsteps,
so they can use their God-given talents to achieve greatness and happiness
We pray that your loving spirit will forever be a guest in our family and in our home.

Ricky fit right into the large and loud family party!

1 comment:

SS said...

Lovely prayer.