[Mommy's Thoughts]Received 08/05/2007 04:11

God Bless Andrew Dawson

We drove north across the Red River in order to celebrate Drew's baptism with family and friends. A few years ago in the same church we baptized the missy so back to Stroud we returned to do the same for Drew.

This time we were blessed to have my Uncle Phil perform the ceremony. He was ordained in the church last November and was very excited to perform the first "family" baptism. He did very well and it was truly an honor. He is more than welcome to baptize the next one!

Since the baptism was held the same weekend as Mom and Dad's 40th anniversary party, we had lots of guests that came near and far to help us celebrate Drew's special day. Maddie and Marty and the gang drove up from Texas and Becky and Duce came down from KS. And of course, we had some local Okies! Drew was super excited to meet everyone.

We started the celebration with a BBQ lunch in the hall followed by of course what else, but CAKE! Hannah soooo enjoyed her cupcake I mean frosting as always!

Drew was pretty good for most of his special day. He squealed a bit at the water, but I think he was more tired than anything. Becoming a Christian is hard work after all!

Many thanks to Melissa and Mario (his godparents) for driving all the way from Fort Worth to attend. His godmommy Sarah gave him a Children's bible that everyone signed. Myra and Kennedy made sure everyone signed it including the BBQ man!

Thanks to all for sharing Drew's special day with us. We felt truly blessed to have you all there.