My Son Ricky's Baptism

A Blessing for my little blessing

Our son Ricky came as a blessing from God after a year of trying to conceive. We wanted a sibling for his teenage sister and when we finally had our little boy, it was such a blessing. That's why I wanted to make sure his baptism was extra special. We made all preparations months in advance-- from taking the religious baptismal classes to planning the reception. Since I'm a floral designer, I knew I wanted to make flower arrangements that would be elegant and neutral. I wanted our backyard to look classy and guests to feel comfortable. My flower choice was white roses. I also used a lot of greenery to make round hanging fixtures. My son was very sweet throughout the day. He didn't cry when they poured the baptismal water on his forehead at church and he smiled throughout his party. I thank God for my little Ricky. May God bless Ricky and thanks for letting me share my story.

-Connie Garcia, Inglewood

Anabel Marquez