Now this is FUN! And even more than that, it’s a meaningful challenge. For a family friend of more than 40 years, I am lovingly adapingt a 100+ years old family christening gown. Requiring many special considerations, this baptismal robe is for an especially precious baby boy.
His mother, whom I have known and loved since she was 4 years old, grew up a mile from our home. Her parents are two of our dearest friends. But now this young mother lives in New Zealand with her French husband. They were blessed with this beautiful son after many disappointments.
His parents want him to be surrounded by family and close friends at this milestone in his life. So in a few weeks they will be making the long trip from Down Under all the way to Florida, then on to France. Their son will be christened at one of these locations.
Here is the complication. The heirloom family gown, like most, was made for a 0-3 month old baby. But this baby will be 9 months old when he is baptized. Continue reading