After months of getting documents together, deciding on Godparent’s, recieving her Baptismal Gown from her Godmother Miriam was the first step in deciding we were going to baptize Daniela.
When Miriam found out we were going to have a baby, she started working on this handcrafted, one of a kind, gown. This took my entire pregnancy to make and one of the first pieces of mail Daniela received was this precious gift. This gown is to be preserved and passed down to perhaps other children in our family (umm only time can tell) and it is unisex.
I wil post pictures of the gown because the fine detail and work that goes into this gown is explained in a letter that was sent to us on how to care and preserve it. We appreciate all of the work Miriam put into it and we were a little sad that she could not make the trip from the states, but her presence was there in the form of the gown she made for Daniela.
At the Cathedral
Her GodFather, Tio Irving aka Tio Tito, was beaming as he held her in church during the mass we attended. Great-Grandma Lydia was also standing in for Miriam and was over the moon to represent her today. Once I found out the date of the Baptism, I called Maria del Carmen and Doña Nelly to let them know. During my pregnancy they helped me immensley from advice, to taking me to the doctor’s, to just hugs and unconditional support.
Our parents and siblings were in the states so they were unable to attend the ceremony. Nonetheless, we took plenty of pictures for them to see.
I have to say Daniela was one of the three that were baptized and behaved like a little lady. When the priest would speak and ask everyone to repeat after him, she also talked. When he came over to put ointment on her head, she looked at him and touched her hair to see what he had put up there.
When they poured water on her, she was a little uncomfortable with being back but didn’t scream. I had put a little bow in her hair and she took that off. When we went to cover her hair with a handkerchief, she took it off repeatedly and so we kept it off.
I will say it was quite hot in the church, but Daniela was a trooper. Afterwards we took pictures and walked over to a cafe for some coffee.
After the Ceremony
We ate lunch and then went to Tio Tito’s house where they had the table decorated with a cake, roses, and souvenirs. What they had decorating the cake was Raul’s baptism decoration from 30 years ago. I will tell you that Raul’s family preserves things in a way that you could not tell, the decoration was that old (jab jab).
I am so grateful for the love that everyone showed Daniela today because to us, it means so much to have a great support system.
I am sure that soon enough we will be able to introduce Daniela to her Godmother Miriam. We already know that her Godfather and Uncle Tito will shower her with love.