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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Sunday, June 7

Gateway to life

Today our nephew Tucker John was baptized into the family of God. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God. What a beautiful and life changing event. A clean soul. A new life. So precious.

Tucker is the son of Jim's brother, John and his wife, Kelsie. We were honored to be asked to be his godparents. Such a special role to play in a child's life. In true Thomas style, the guest of honor was a couple minutes late for church service...but it was actually an answered prayer! I heard he'd, um, "blown out" just moments before getting his baptism outfit on! See, it could have been so much worse!

He didn't cry (bummer...I love when babies cry at baptisms...mine didn't either, though) and was a rock star for all the pictures. Here are a couple highlights of the wonderful day:

Thank you, John and Kelsie, for including Jim and I in such a special way in Tucker's life. We can't wait to see the things he'll do and accomplish!! So much potential.

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