Saturday morning got off to an early start thanks to Moo. She is an early riser for some reason. I wish she would sleep in more. Of course, I wasn't really planning on sleeping in too late Saturday because we still had to make Moo's gown. Yes, totally last minute, but not my fault. Her gown was suppose to be made two days prior to this event. However, somebody (who shall remain nameless) decided to procrastinate and wait until the day of.
And of course, that's where my stress came in. That and the fact that Jay and I had gotten into a rather unpleasant dispute the day before and he had said that he wasn't going to come to her baptism. So, I was on pins and needles waiting for him to show up. In the back of my mind, I kept telling myself that he wouldn't dare miss his child's baptism ceremony. Then again, I wasn't too sure.
So, here we are sewing, ironing clothes and curling hair. Meanwhile, time is just flying by and before we know it it's time to go. Actually, it was past time to go. We were late to venue and had to rush to set up. However, we managed to get everything sat up on time. And her father did show up. I was thankful. I want so much for him to win back my family's good graces. And I knew for sure that if he missed this event, his chances would be even more shot to hell.
I'm a family person and it's very important that we all get along. He's done some stuff in the past that has made my family a little bit cold towards him, but I feel like he's trying to seriously turn over a new leaf, but only time will tell. I've given the matter to God. Whatever happens from here on out is in His hands. Anyways, the ceremony was beautiful. The gown turned out amazing.
As you can see, we did not go with your traditional white gown. No, I wanted something unique and something that paid tribute to her African heritage. Excuse the back pic. She was having a diva moment and refused to be still. Had to catch her at whatever angle we could. LOL.
Anyways, I loved the gown and she did too. In fact everybody loved it. I can't say enough about how happy I am to know that Moo is officially welcomed as one of God's children. My faith has always kept me grounded and gotten me through hard times. I very eager to help Moo establish an equally wonderful relationship with the Lord.
Sunday went well, but could have been better. I'm learning to not let everything affect me on such a personal level. Hope you all had a great weekend.