Infants understand more than we think.


On the day of my son’s baptism, the baptismal font was not warmed.  Father forgot to turn it on the night before, so the nave of the church was humming with the news as we stripped our newborn to be baptized.  I almost decided not to do a full immersion, but Father and my husband said he would be fine and the font really wasn’t that cold. As my husband began to hand our son to Father, the baby hung on to my husband’s tie and would not let go.  I guess the poor baby read my mind.  He was about to be dunked into unwarmed water.  He still doesn’t like baths at close to six-months-old.

Gina, mother of 8

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