171: Ahni's Day

Ahni was baptized this afternoon.

Although I love this photo of her and her dad, my favorite memory from the afternoon is a wider view: her smiling, standing there in in the sunshine on the shore hand in hand with her father with the more than fifty others gathered around her, all there to celebrate and support her today and in whatever she does next.

That crowd gathered on the shore has hugely varied ties to and understandings of the actual baptismal ordinance.  But it’s always a good thing to be a part of, this showing up for each other, if it’s a part of your tradition, and maybe,  especially,  if it isn’t yet.

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