One of the reasons that I was particularly excited about this day was because Hannah Kate wore what was my Christening gown when I was christened in the Methodist church as an infant. The gown was a gift to me from Grandmother (my dad's mother). My brother wore it when he was Christened also. Mama gave the gown to me when Mason was born. My intention was for him to wear it for his baby dedication, but my husband lovingly, yet firmly, said his boy wasn't going to wear a dress. I tried to explain to him that it wasn't a dress but a gown. He didn't go for that logic either.
Yesterday we were getting ready to leave, and I told Seth I needed to change Hannah Kate's clothes. She was still wearing the "cute girl dress" she had worn to church that morning. He looked at me with a puzzled expression and said he thought Hannah Kate was already dressed up enough. So I lovingly, yet firmly, asked him did he not remember what Hannah Kate was going to wear to her baby dedication ceremony, to which he responded, "Oh yeah, that Christening thing." Well, she was an absolute beauty in "that Christening thing," and I loved it when people commented on her gown because my response was, "I wore it for my Christening when I was an infant!" One girl even said, before knowing it was mine, "Oh what a beautiful gown! It looks like an heirloom." Okay, so the word 'heirloom' made me feel pretty old, but I was still proud of it none-the-less. And Pop and Mimi sent Hannah Kate a pearl bracelet with a cross to wear with her "vintage" gown.