But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them!
For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children." - Matthew 19:14
My boys were baptised in December and I have just started to go through the photos. Needless to say, it was a really meaningful time for us. The grandparents and godparents flew in from various corners of the world to be with us - their Harabuji and Halmunee came from Seoul, Kyan's godparents Mark and Mari were just moving from Paris to SF and flew in from LA/SF, (his other set of godparents Joy and Alvin had just moved back from Hong Kong a year back), Teddy's godparents Zhining and Kee flew in from London, and his godfather Paul was living in DC and Seoul and flew in from a work trip in Beijing. So glad that everybody managed to make it to share the celebration.
The baptism was an intimate affair, just our closest friends and family. Rev Chiu Ming Li, the pastor from Barker Road Methodist Church, the church where I grew up, came to our home for the ceremony. He shared a short but meaningful message, a reminder of how we want to bring up our boys - in love and in the knowledge of God's love.
I happened to come across little smocked christening outfits at the Raffles Hotel Shop the day before and I couldn't resist getting them for the boys - light blue stripes with a little train on it. Totally looked like dresses but just so perfect for the occasion!
Afterwards, we went downstairs to celebrate with a little Rainbows and Showers- themed afternoon tea.
Kyan and Luke, we can't wait for the rest of your lives and hope we will bring you up to walk in His ways always.