2 years ago today our son Zachary was baptized. What a gift it is to remember that day! He had such a difficult beginning to his life — born at 26 weeks… just barely 2 lbs — but on the day of his baptism we were reminded of (as we so often are) God's amazing love and mercy and grace. We were reminded of how God comes to us and welcomes us into the family as sons and daughters even before we are aware or can lay claim to that ourselves. Today I am thankful for my son and for the great gift of God's presence and power and promise in his life!