Inside of card:
Congratulations on your Baptism Day!
My Three White Dresses
by: Linda Gay Perry Nelson
My mom bought me a white dress,Not red or pink or blue.
She said it was a special dress, Like very other few,
There has been just one before, A dress now put away,
That I wore some time ago,Upon my blessing day.
As a little baby clothed In my first white dress,
My dad held me in his arms,There to name and bless.
So pure and clean was I just then, With time to grow and learn
About the Father's plan for me.My glory I must earn.
Now I've reached the age to judge, The wrong road from the right,
And I am here to be baptized, In this dress of white.
So once again I'm free from sin. The path is clear to me.
I'll grasp the rod and hold on tight, I vow with certainty.
Just as mud would stain my dress, Sin would stain my soul.
The key is to repent or bleach, For whiteness is my goal.
And if I try my very best,Then richly blessed I'll be,
Wearing inside God's holy house, White dress number three,
So today I make this pledge: I'll strive to choose the right,
Through this sacred baptism ordinance,In my second dress of white.