Here is the text of what we read for those who would prefer to read it:
At Glenkirk, we are continually encouraged to parent with long-term vision, with the realization that our children will be adults one day. While we have yet to fully experience all the wonders and quirks of Cordelia’s personality, Laura and I have chosen three qualities that we hope to instill in her as she grows into a woman –we hope that she will be brave, shrewd, and anchored. We wish bravery for the moments she needs to go against the flow, doing and saying things that are unpopular or uncomfortable in order to extend love or truth in a broken world. We want Cordelia to be shrewd, able to discern the endless claims about God, the world, and herself that she will encounter during life. And perhaps most important to what we’re doing today, we want Cordelia to be anchored. We believe this baptism is a sign of her being anchored into the family of God from the very beginning of her life, and we want to live into the reality that we are only her biological parents, and August is only her biological brother, but she is also your daughter and your sister as well. May this family be her home.And this fabulous photo was taken. Love it!