My nephew Jacques Ryan was born on 24 May 2009. His christening took place two weeks ago (yes, yes, I realise its been a while, but I just haven't come round to posting it) at St Marks church here in Port Elizabeth.
He was brought into the church by my Boet's future mother-in-law who was beaming with pride over her first grandchild's big day.
The weirdest part of the christening for me was the fact that they do it through a blessing and a prayer and not with water on the forehead as we are used to. The reason, the minister explained, is that they are a community church and welcome Christen people from all churches and that there are some churches that has a different believe about the meaning of the water. Something like that. Not sure now what the whole reason is, but will ask my Boet next time I see him.
The proud parents coming out the church with JR in his great great grandmother's christening dress. I did make the statement that I hope its the first and last time that he wears a dress.