Chapter 15

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Keira's POV: It's the 16th of June, and today is Elle and Alina's christening, so I was at home checking on the final preparations, Kelsey (my PA) was staying here to make sure the food and drinks would be okay, I was in hair and makeup "So we won't do anything that's out there, so a simple rose gold makeup and Hair will just be curled and strands twisted and pinned." Angel said using my fave Anastasia Beverley hills palettes, after that was done, I changed into a dress designed by my sister Mira, it was short sleeved white lace bust with a pastel coral pink skirt with a pair of peep toed nude semi chunky platform heels and a small pink Gucci purse, Owen was in a white shirt, black suit pants and jacket along with an undone maroon tie "Babe where's my shoes." Owen said looking for his shoes "On the bench at the end of the bed babe." I said taking out two small dress bags with Kelsey getting Elle who was sitting up in her crib and I got Alina who was awake and kicking "Look at Mummy's big girl." I said lifting my 2 month old up and giving both her and Elle something to eat and cleaning them up before I changed both their nappies and put them both  into small silk christening dresses with a lace and chiffon overlay, small socks and white shoes, I also grabbed their christening candle and blanket. We got to the church and saw family, friends and Elle's godparents - Chantel, Johnny, George Ford, Elleshia, and Alina's godparents - Gracie, George Kruis, Catherine and Austin "Hi Elbell and Alicat." Elleshia cooed and we all went into the church, Daisy (my other PA) was filming the christening.

We sat up the front and the Priest began the ceremony "We will be known by our name in this life and in eternity. By giving our children a name we give them an identity. So I ask you what names have you chosen for your children?" Father James asked "We have chosen Brielle Candice Maddison and Alina Evelyn Robyn." Owen and I said "Is it your wish that your children should be members of the Christian family?" James asked "Yes, that is our wish." Owen and I said "You have asked to have your children baptised. In doing so, you are accepting the responsibility of training them in the practice of our faith. It will be your duty to bring them up to keep God's commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbour. Do you clearly understand what you are undertaking?" James asked "We do." Owen and I said looking at each other "Godparents, are you willing to help these parents in their duty as Christian mothers and fathers?" James asked looking at CJ, Catherine, Elleshia, George Ford, Austin, Gracie, George Kruis and Johnny "We are willing." They said "Do all of you here, family and friends, promise to offer these parents and their children, the support of a community which is inspired by the love of Jesus?" James asked everyone else "We promise." Everyone said "Brielle and Alina, This Christian community welcomes you both with great joy. In its name, I claim you both for Christ our Saviour by the Sign of his Cross I now trace on your foreheads, and I invite your parents and godparents to do the same." James said and the 1st & 2nd reading, the Psalm and Gospel Reading was said "The Lord be with you." James said "And also with you." We all said "A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Brielle and Alina." James said "Glory to you Lord." We said "Let us ask Our Lord Jesus Christ to look with love on these children about to be baptised, on their parents, godparents, and on all baptised people." James said "Since we believe that we are related to the Saints, we ask them to help us." James said reading out all of the saints and we responded with "Pray for us." "Almighty God, you sent your only Son to cast out the power of Satan the spirit of evil, to rescue us from the kingdom of darkness, and to bring us into your kingdom of light. We now pray for these children. Set them free from original sin, make them a temple of your glory, and send your Holy Spirit to live with them, We ask this through Christ our Lord." James said putting oil onto their forehead "Amen." We said "We anoint you both with the oil of salvation in the name of Christ our Saviour. May he strengthen you both with his power – who lives and reigns for ever and ever." James said "Amen." We said "Father, God of mercy, through the water of baptism, you have filled us with life as your very own Children." James said "Blessed be God forever." We said "Dear Parents, Godparents and Friends, You have asked to have your children baptised, by water and the Holy Spirit your children will receive the gift of new life from God who is love, on your part you must make it your constant care to bring them up in the practice of the faith, see that the life which god gives them is kept safe from the poison of sin and allowed the opportunity to grow stronger in their heart, if your faith makes you ready to accept this responsibility, renew now the vows of your own baptism, reject sin, profess your faith in Christ Jesus, this is the faith of the Church, the Faith in which this Child is about to be baptised, Do you reject Satan, and his works, and his empty promises, do you believe in God the father almighty, creator of heaven and earth, Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only son our lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died and buried, Rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father, Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting." James asked "We do believe." We said "If you come up to the podium." James said to us as we all walked up to the podium "Is it your wish that these children of yours should be baptised in the faith of the church we have professed." James asked "Yes, that is our wish." We said "Brielle and Alina, I baptise you both in the name of the Father, the son and of the Holy Spirit." James said as his poured the water on their head and the oil onto their head which made Alina cry and Elle wrinkle her nose "Shh." I said holding Alina up to my shoulder where Cat and CJ made funny faces at her and Elle just looked around happily "Brielle and Alina, you have become a new creation, clothed in Christ, see in these white clothes, the outward sign of your Christian dignity, with your family and friends to help you by the word and example, may you bring that dignity unstained into everlasting life." James said "Amen." We said sitting down while Owen lit the baptism Candle "Parents, Godparents and Family, this light is entrusted to you to be kept burning brightly, your children have been enlightened by Christ, may they walk as a child of light, may they keep the flame of faith alive in her heart, when the lord comes, may they go out and meet him with all the saints in heaven." James said as we said the Our Father and James said the blessings "God the Father, through his son, the Virgin Mary's child. Has brought joy to all Christian mothers as they see the eternal life shine on their children, May he bless you Keira, the mother of these children, Just give thanks for the gift of your children, may you always be one with her in thanking God forever in heaven, in Christ Jesus, our lord." James said to me as Elle looked at Owen and giggled then turned to look at George Ford and made grabby hands for him so Owen passed her over to him, she smiled at him and was playing with his tie before wanting Chantel who took her and smiled "Hey Elliebear." Chantel whispered as Elle grinned and held her hair then pulled my hand, so I sat her on my lap and handed Alina over to Owen as she looked at Owen again and leaned into l him, he smiled and cradled her while giving me the candle that I had to keep from Elle who was trying to get to the flame "God is the giver of life, human and divine, May he bless you Owen, the father of these children, together with Keira, you will be the first of your children in ways of faith, May you also be the best teachers, bearing witness to the faith by what you say and do, in Jesus our Lord." James said looking at the Godparents and everyone else "God has blessed us with friends and neighbours who form with us one family in faith, May god who gathers us into one bless the Grandparents, Godparents, relatives and friends who have joined us to pray for Brielle and Alina, May their Friendship and Prayers support these children and her family throughout their lives." James said giving us two certificates and we left while taking pictures, we went back to the house where the christening party was and everyone was talking and mingling "Keira, Cake's here." Kelsey said carrying a box in and put it onto the outdoor table

It was a plain pastel pale pink with white flowers and 'Elle's Christening 16•06•16' in white fondant scroll while Alina's was in opposite colours and the same scroll "This is amazing

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It was a plain pastel pale pink with white flowers and 'Elle's Christening 16•06•16' in white fondant scroll while Alina's was in opposite colours and the same scroll "This is amazing." Mallory said eating a piece of the cake "Aww thanks." I smiled holding Elle and feeding her a piece of cake "Family photo." The photographer said and we all took a family photo and photos with friends "Can we get the parents and godparents." The photographer said so Chantel, Johnny and Cat were on my side while George, Elleshia and Chris were behind Owen, after photos, Elle was starting to wander around the garden before running over to Andy and hugging Andy's leg "Gwandad." Elle said smiling "Lookie here, I found my Granddaughter." Andy said lifting her up and she hugged him "Nana." Elle said giving Colleen a kiss and hug "Such beautiful dresses." Colleen said taking a look of the dresses on Elle and Alina "Thank you, it was designed by Micheal Kors, it's a special dress isn't it Bebe." I said cleaning her face off from the crumbs of her biscuit, Owen came back out from putting Alina down.

Everyone but George and Eleanor; Chantel, Johnny and their two; Catherine, Austin and Elle, the Farrell's; and finally Kylie and Tyga "I cannot believe you two had two kids, are you sure your not dating?" Kylie said teasingly "Ky, Owen and I've been seeing each other." I said giving her a face of just leave it "Okay, but they are just so cute." Kylie said watching Elle holding the coffee table while watching the baby channel she also had a rusk in her hand while she turned around and walked over to Owen who picked her up and she stood on his lap "Where's Mummy?" Owen said and Elle looked beside Owen and I was talking to Cat who was on the other couch "Mummy." Elle pointed to me and I kissed her hand "Well done Elbell, there's mummy." Elleshia said smiling and Elle motioned to be put down and she ran out to the kitchen and came back in with her Winnie the Pooh teddy, she was leaning on the couch between Owen and my leg and looking up before turning back to the tv "Excited for Christmas!" Catherine said "Of course, it'll be our first with Alina and Elle's second Christmas." I said smiling as Winnie the Pooh came on the tv "Pooh." Elle squealed clapping happily before looking at her dummy on the table beside Elleshia "Ellie." Elle said and Elleshia picked her up and sat her on her lap, Elle reached over for her dummy and put it in her mouth while Luca, Amy (who's 5 months old), Elle Lively and Gabe were all watching the tv or fast asleep "Will I order a Chinese or chipper?" I said "Chinese." Everyone said and I rang in for delivery, Owen got out the plates and cutlery just as the delivery man came and I took the bag and paid him, we ate dinner before my family left and I showed everyone to their room.

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