Sunday, December 14, 2008 on this ordinary day, in an ordinary church service our extra ordinary son was dedicated. Baby christening is a christian tradition we have always upheld in our family and community. In fact for most of Jamaica this is something parents do regardless of whether they are committed christians or not.
It is a special service where the child is offered up to God. In a similar way Jesus took the children and blessed them in the temple.
This day, for the first time our son was officially blessed by our minister, Rev. Albert Mais.
What looked like tear drops and crying, were merely him making it known that he was alive and well. Dressed in his white silk suit and boots to match, Joshua was ready to receive his blessings.
I wondered though just how much of what was happening he understood.
All in all, it was a blessed day and it was Joshua's day.