“Are you sure we shouldn’t bring Sam to the nursery?” Meg asked.
“For the third time, no,” I said. “I want Sam to be a part of Chloe’s baptism.”
Meg and I were sitting in the second row waiting for the worship service to begin. In her white dress, Chloe lay in Meg’s arms resting comfortably. Sam squirmed in my lap but wasn’t making too much noise. Meg may have questioned bringing a two-year-old to the front of the church, but not me. I was confident that Sam would be fine.
I whispered to Sam, “Hey, Bud. We’re about to go up front. I want you to stay in my arms, okay?”
(Excerpt from “Daddy, Down”)
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