Bill's brother Mike and his wife Amy are the proud parents.
And that's not all.....Meet Eric's brother Jason Patrick:
In this picture with us is Bill's sister Kate and her husband Steve - Jason's Godparents.
Here are the happy parents with Gran and Gramps.
Needless to say, Amy and Mike are quite busy with their crew!
I don't know how she does it, but she does it with style and grace.
Uncle John was the officiate. He also happens to be Mike's Godfather.
Looking at her during the baptism was what started the tears welling up in my eyes.
~The woman who had 8 children. I wondered what she was thinking. I watched in awe thinking about the years of wisdom she has. I thought of how proud she must be in seeing her family grow and watching her son, a priest, baptize another member of the Catholic Church.
~I thought about my sister in law, Kate as we became godmothers together for these twins. We became parents ourselves within a year of each other and had many conversations about new motherhood; and now here we were as the more "seasoned" mothers.
~I thought about how lucky I was to inherit younger siblings when I married Bill. (I am the youngest in my own family). I am enjoying the process of seeing them live out their lives, getting married, growing families, etc.
As I get older, those tears come a lot easier, and a lot of times it is because of flowing thoughts like the ones I listed above.
I am so thankful for days like this to celebrate life and family. They are the best days ever!
To steal a closing phrase from Uncle John after all of his baptisms.....
"Welcome Aboard Eric and Jason!"
We love you!