I've really enjoyed spending time this weekend with you and your mom and dad. Your baptism will go down on my personal list of all time important events. I feel honored to be part of it.
It's a major life event for you and, as you grow, I hope that you are often reminded of your baptism at Christ Our Shepherd Church in Greenwood, Indiana by Pastor Mark Powell. When he sprinkled the water on your forehead and said that he baptized you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, you officially became a member of the family of God.
Your Grandma Thorp and I stood with your mom and your dad during the special service. Pastor Powell's daughter, Megan, also assisted. After the service, we all celebrated by having supper at Buca di Beppo in Greenwood.
A couple of other things you need to know, include the special gown you wore for the baptism. It was made from a parachute that helped bring my Uncle Paul's plane down safely during World War II. I will write more about that. Your mom, your Uncle Justin and I were all baptized in it.
This is just a short note to let you know how proud grandma and I are of you and your parents. You are a special guy and you are a winner. I love you.
My grandson Xavier's baptism from Wes Thorp on Vimeo.