Ya know, sometimes family isn’t just the people you’re related to. Sometimes it’s the people closest to you in your daily walk.

Today, Mary and John baptized their son, Anthony. Normally, this is a family and friends kinda of event, so I wasn’t real surprised to get an invitation to the event and the celebration afterwards. What surprised me though, was that Beck and I, and Kelly and Curt, were the only non-family there.

Mary’s comment to Beck was something to the effect that she knows that we four will be in Anthony’s life for a long, long time, and that makes us just like family.

Now that’s a high compliment!

The day was a wonderful celebration of Mary and John’s devotion to their son, and their commitment to raise him in the church. That’s a great thing, and it was wonderful to be a part of their special day.