Adoption Days

Last Wednesday was a prime family holiday, marking the seventh anniversary of our child adopting us and our adoption of her. It was one of those supremely busy days for me, running from our morning staff meeting to the parish’s 7PM Advent pageant, “Ne Timeas,” and all the rehearsals in between.

We celebrated with pizza and lots of laughs, begging off the post-pageant reception of cookies and bars.

I learned one of my music directors was celebrating the adoption day of her second son this past Sunday.

The young miss is very aware of her baptism day coming up: Epiphany. Not every family is fortunate enough to have an Adoption Day in their spectrum of celebrations, but be sure to observe your children’s (and your own!) baptism day. I once worked in a parish where, at the principal’s initiation, birthdays of Catholic students were not observed, but their baptismal days.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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2 Responses to Adoption Days

  1. I’m a big fan of celebrating baptism days. I’m grateful to have been baptized as an adult and will be celebrating my baptism day on 12/30. Thanks be to God!

  2. Fran says:

    What a beautiful post. I would love to see more baptism celebrations in our community and will bring this up.

    If I don’t get the chance to say this tomorrow or the next day (I have been keeping up in my reader but on the actual blog very little these days) – have a most blessed and beautiful Christmas.


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