This past weekend was your welcoming party and Christening; how proud Daddy and I were, to present you to our friends and family. It took a small village to pull off a Saturday night BBQ and an early Sunday morning Christening and Brunch- but rising to the occasion is something we’ve managed to get good at as parenthood has set in. Nana and Papa came into town early, arriving with BBQ supplies, gardening essentials, and a plan for a basement/play room conversion. Someday you’ll marvel at how the two of them busy themselves to the point of exhaustion in your honor. Your uncles brought us giant squash and pumpkins, they planned table settings and prepared a brunch in your name. Your aunts and cousins and grandparents drove in from Ohio, along with your Godfather and his family. Your Godmother Nora made 2 cakes and hosted your Godmother Erin and Jonathan who flew in from Chicago, just to welcome you into our shared faith.Your Brooklyn friends rented zip cars, your Queens friends came from dance classes & work, your New Jersey friends brought gifts and future friends of yours in their arms.And there I stood holding you, passing you through the people who moved heaven and Earth just to meet you, to see you, to hold you, to adore you- my Saint you bring people together.