Thursday, October 4, 2012

Emmie’s Baby Dedication

Dear Emerson Claire,
This weekend was very special because we dedicated you at our church, Hope Fellowship.  We promised the Lord to do everything within in our power to raise you in a godly way, prayerfully until you make a decision on your own ask Christ to be the Lord and Savior of your life.  We promised to raise you in the ways of God, not in our own ways.  We promised to teach you and train you in the bible, we promised to strive to demonstrate an example of Christ, and we promised to discipline you according to God’s ways.  Finally, we promised to pray earnestly for you, every day of your life.  You are a precious baby girl and we love you so much!  We feel so blessed that God has trusted us to be your parents! 
We enjoyed celebrating this special day with family and friends that are like family at our home before the service.  You were so beautiful! You just glow with your precious little spirit!   You slept through the last part of the service, in my arms.  I could not help but marvel at the miracle of sweet, perfect you!  We love you sweet girl!

    "As surely as you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD. I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give her to the LORD. For her whole life she will be given over to the LORD." And she worshiped the LORD there. 1 Samuel 1:26-28 (NIV)

After the service was over your sister prayed her own prayer for you on stage.  Pretty sweet! :)