Sunday, November 8, 2009

A White Coat & A Baptism

Several weekends ago, we celebrated both the boys in our family...On Friday, Philip was donned with his official "white coat" in a ceremony of the same name. As second years in dental school, Philip and his classmates are becoming increasingly more involved in clinical work, hence the need for their white coats. An alumnus of MCV's dental school spoke about the importance of maintaining your heart and your integrity as you care for your patients. He warned the students of the temptation to pursue monetary gain at the cost of appropriate and ethical dental care for their patients. We enjoyed his talk, except for his final remark which went something like, "Go Hokies!" We couldn't help but wonder what that had to do with dentistry...(sorry mom and dad.) Following his speech, the dental and hygiene students took an oath and were coated.
While we waited for the W's in the alphabet, Wade busyed himself by chasing after an older girl. The occasion also marked his first time climbing up stairs! As a result, we have recently installed a gate at our staircase.

This cute girl must have provided a good incentive for Wade to get up those stairs!
You guys, he's practically down on one knee!!!
Just look at that little face...this mama is not ready for her little boy to be chasing after girls!

That same weekend marked a very special occasion in the life of our family: Wade's baptism. This was a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect on God's goodness to our family and to even look forward to the day when Wade will profess his own faith in Christ. Mom got Wade his beautiful gown for his baptism. I love how traditional it is. We are hoping that all of the future grandchildren can wear this gown when they're baptized. Following church, we had some friends and family over for chili, cornbread, and apple cider at our house.
It was quite (unseasonably) cold out, so we broke out the fire pit. It was nice to have an outside attraction, seeing as how our house ain't too spacious.We were really blessed to have so many dear friends celebrate with us. God has been so faithful to provide wonderful friends to us here in Richmond.
Our good friends, the Walkers, brought Wade a sweet book, and I especially loved the card on which they wrote the scripture Numbers 6:24-26: "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." If you are still reading, you get a prize. That was the longest. blogpost. ever. I am off to bed!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the White Coast Ceremony was a success! So glad we could share in the celebration of Wade's special day! Those cookies are amazing :)


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