Sunday, September 29, 2013

Kapaun's Baptism Day

Kapaun Joseph Mary Boever was baptized today at St. Teresa's Catholic Church. Our newly ordained assistant pastor, Fr. David Gayhart baptized Kapaun. He was so thrilled to hear we named him Kapaun as he recently read about Fr. Emil Kapaun. I want to remember about Kapaun's baptismal day how wonderfully peaceful the whole day was. We took our time getting the kids ready this morning and preparing all the party food. Kapaun slept the whole morning which was something we have never experienced especially the morning of a baptism so John and I really marveled at our peaceful baby.
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Kapaun received a nice morning bath in preparation for his spiritual bath.  Between the smell of baby soap and the Chrism oil used on his head, I sniffed him all day.

We chose John's sister Mary and her husband Mike as his godparents.  They very much wanted to be in attendance, but had a family wedding in Florida.  We let our Dominic and my sister Damaris stand in for them.  They were both so honored.


I think Clairvaux has stolen my heart all over again since Kapaun's birth.  She will not leave him alone since he arrived and has matured 100 times over.  She was just precious when she came up to the hospital to see him and I will never forget her wondered look at coming in the hospital room.  She was enamored from the beginning.  I finally captured a photo to document why my neck hurts.  I sit and stare at him all the day long.  I am glad I know to do that as time goes by us so quickly these days.





I am pretty sure our family photos will favor this variety from here on out.









She began her day with him and ended her day with him.

Although, the entire family is enamored by our little boy.  I love this picture.

20 comments :

  1. I always cry at baptisms, especially for my own babies! Thank you for sharing these pictures of your precious boy's baptism. I especially love the photos of your older children interacting with Kapaun!

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  2. Congratulations to your family! What a beautiful name, beautiful baby, and beautiful pictures! I hope you're well and enjoying the fall with the newest member of the family :)

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  3. Congratulations, what a happy Baptism day. So much beauty here, lots of love and joyous testimony to faith & family.

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  4. Welcome to the Church, baby Kapuan! Lindsay, you have the most beautiful family. I love the top picture with all of the children. Dominic looks so proud he could burst.

    You look amazing. I envy your ability to look beautiful and put together throughout pregnancy and postpartum.

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  5. Congrats! Baptisms are such happy occasions : )

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  6. My goodness, there is just too much beauty in this post. Congratulations to your sweet little saint!!

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  7. Lindsay and John!!! Congratulations!! We are so over the moon happy for you all! God is so good!! He is just beautiful, and how blessed is he to be born into such a wonderful, loving, faith filled family? God's blessings to all of you!
    Love,
    Kirsten

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  8. Adorable!! I think your oldest is very happy with his little brother eh ;) I am also thinking your parish priest must be an "older brother" also, because there is no look of terror on his face as he holds your latest treasure. seeing JPII priests makes me so joyful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. You are so very right, Theresa - a big brother, indeed! Lindsey, I was so happily surprised to see Fr. Gayhart is your new assistant priest! Though I don't know him personally, I know his mother very well and consider her to be one of my dear friends. Her son has been in our prayers from the start of his vocational journey - how amazing to see him there, baptizing your son! Thanks be to God for your new son - and a new priest!

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  9. So beautiful!! Clairvaux reminds me especially of Krissy! Much love to the Niewald/Boever families. What joy!!

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  10. Linny you look stunning! <3

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  11. HOw beautiful! Thank you SO much for sharing Kapaun's special day with us. Congratulations little child of God!
    And Lindsay, were you wearing a belt?!?!?! Goodness, girl, you look AMAZING for just having had a baby! JEalous! ;)

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  12. Beautiful! Every.single.moment.

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  13. So precious. I have decided that since I rely on you so much for pep talks that I should start leaving you some encouraging words in return. I adore your family and I really look up to you as a fellow mama of many young ones. Your attitude and spiritual life helps buoy my own. I love that last picture of Dominic and Kapaun. It is always so enchanting to see siblings delight in each other.

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  14. Congratulations! Is there anything better than the amazing smell of chrism on a newly baptized baby? Your family is gorgeous.

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  15. such a beautiful family. You are glowing and look so stunning.

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  16. I just love looking at your beautiful family!! And you looked stunning also. I can't get over the pictures of all of them, and how huge Damaris looks now that you have another tiny one in the picture.

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  17. Absolutely LOVE how your girls are all matching!!! So precious!

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  18. These are such sweet pictures, and I love the girls' dresses and bows!

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  19. You have a beautiful family! Just had to comment because we also named our son Kapaun Joseph! Born in August of 2013!

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