On Easter Sunday, Esther and Ben were in Covington, Georgia to have Charlotte baptized. It was a really special thing seeing them commit to raise their daughter in a godly way as they stood in the little church where Esther (and I) grew up.
It was so meaningful to see this take place on Easter Sunday, too.
After the baptism, the grandfathers prayed for Charlotte, Ben and Esther. I doubt there was a dry eye in the place.
And after that, the elders of the church, plus all the grandfathers and great-grandfathers, went up and laid hands on them to pray for Charlotte’s health and strength for their family.
I thought it would be irreverent to snap a photo during the prayer, but as soon as they said, “Amen,” I clicked. I love the picture. Their family, surrounded by men of God, praying for them, and Esther and Charlotte, with her wild, wet hair, are in a tug-of-war over Esther’s necklace. Which kept Charlotte quiet and happy during the entire thing, by the way. So true-to-life.
Then, after the service we snapped lots of shots of the family. There were a lot of people there to support them!
Although, Charlotte and Lia were stealing the show from the rest of the family members. These cousins are going to love growing up together.
Such a sweet day.