Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mark 16:16

"Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved..."

Cassie was baptized today. The verse that was used in the worship folder at church today for Cassie was "the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit" (Titus 3:5) and we also sung the hymn "Dearest Jesus, We Are Here" before and after her baptism. She was a trooper with all the drama and events of the day. She was screaming during the baptism until I leaned her head backwards for the Pastor to pour water on her little head. Then she actually stopped screaming. I think she liked the water -- it was warm in church today -- or maybe she knew Jesus was now in charge and she better be good. :)
Cassie also visited the doc last Friday the 19th for her 15-month checkup. She grew another .5 inches and gained 1.4 lbs. She's officially 32 inches tall and 20 whole pounds. Her height is still in the 90th percentile and her weight is up to the 10th percentile. She's a growing girl. And her head is changing too. Here I thought her hair was just growing funny on the sides of her head because it was looking different. But no, the hair is fine -- her head is becoming more round. The doc seemed pleased with this so I'm going to take it as a good sign. (I didn't think to ask at the time what it really meant since it was the day after we lost Thunder so I was a bit out of it.) She also got two more vaccines -- she wasn't at all pleased about that. But, as long as I keep her healthy she doesn't have to go back for 3 months -- for her 18 month checkup.

Speaking of healthy -- the girl must have a magnet in her head for sharp objects. She tripped and banged her head a couple of more times the past couple of weeks. I'm afraid she's going to have a permanent dent in her forehead over her right eye. I think I might have to get her a helmet. Or maybe some big clown shoes to keep her feet on the ground. Her feet move quicker or slower than her body sometimes and it's just a train-wreck to watch. All of us -- except Cassie -- had a pretty quiet week -- mourning Thunder. Nothing is the same without my baby boy here. But, we are all trying to carry on. I finally took down Thunder's crate and dog bowls on Thursday. It was time. Plus, I wanted Tehya to understand that Thunder wasn't coming home. And I guess I needed to 'see' that too. Cassie has made the grief easier to bear -- her giggles are so adorable you can't help but smile at her.
So before I ramble on any more I'm going to end this post with some pictures of my little munchkin.

7 comments:

a blessed mama said...

Congrats on Cassie's baptism. Glad your hearts are healing...

Cynthia said...

Congratulations on Cassie's baptism earlier today. Love all the pictures. Glad she is a growing girl. I am sure she will not have a permanent dent :) As she grows and gets more used to running around. Think of you all often.

Dana said...

I meant to leave you a post earlier. So sorry about the loss of Thunder :( But congrats on the baptism and healthy check up! I swear Makenna is the same way with falling! She has had a big bruise on her cheek, and several knots on her forehead. She looks so beat up but she gets steadier every day. Cassie is such a tall girl! Makenna is only 30 inches tall and 23 pounds!Love the new pics of your beautiful girl, wish we could all hang out again under less stressful conditions(for me anyway- I was a mess in China!)

Melissa said...

I can't believe how much she looks like she has grown in the pics. Congrats on the baptism!

Susan said...

Congratulations on Cassie's baptism! And thank you for posting more photo's -- she is changing every week, so we don't want to miss too much. Of course, I should speak. I'm trying to get Roger to edit video of Maiya's last swim lesson. As soon as that's done, I will post.

Miss you guys and I hope the healing continues in your hearts while you're adjusting to life without Thunder.

xxoo

Lesa said...

So happy to see all of the photos. Sounds like you had an eventful time with the baptism.
It takes time to heal from a loss. I'm happy to hear that Cassie is helping with that.
Wendy's little head was flat on the back side, and is much more round now.

amy said...

what awesome pics of a special day