Welcome, precious little child
So divine from God above
Christened today in Jesus’ name,
Held in His arms of love.
May angels guide your tiny feet
And bring you smiles to wear,
And may our Heavenly Father
Always keep you in His care.
Saturday, April 27th, Makenzie was baptized at our Catholic Church, St John Vianney in Bettendorf. We were lucky enough to have both sides of our families make the trip to Iowa to be part of her baptism day. From the Kopecko side we had: Grammy and Grandpa Kopecko, the Meyer family (Scott, Melissa, Allison, and Katelyn), and Matt and Jenny. From the Streblow side we had: Grandma and Papa Streblow, the Bauman family (Ryan, Jen, Bryce and Caden), and her Great Grandma Seering and Great Grandma Wieczorek.
We attended 4:15 mass first and the baptism followed after at 5:30. By 6:30 it was done and we were walking out the door to treat our family to a dinner at Biaggi’s. It was a long day for her and she was so tired by the end of the night but she did great all things considering. Sunday morning, I made brunch for everyone and we had cake and gift opening. All in all it was a great weekend spent with family. God has truly blessed Brian and I with wonderful family as well as a healthy little girl.
A couple more baptism poems that I love:
May God grant you always,
A sunbeam to warm you
A moonbeam to charm you
A sheltering angel
So nothing can harm you.
Laughter to cheer you
Faithful friends near you
And whenever you pray
Heaven to hear you.
May angels guide you on your journey in life,
and sprinkle you with their love and light.
May you have the gifts of laughter and song,
and be filled with dreams that last all the days long.
May you live and care with kindness and grace,
and know within your soul, courage and faith.
You will be wrapped in the warmth
of your family and friends, and rays of
love will shine on you without end.