Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Avery’s Dedication

ICYMI I’ve been a bad blogger & I’m determined to get caught to have our family memories “journal-ed” on our blog!
We know that Avery is a gift from God, with that we wanted to dedicate him to the Lord. We did the same thing with Adelyn when she was about the same age! On Sunday June 30th, surrounded by our families we dedicated our sweet baby boy to the Lord.IMG_2460
A big part of baby dedication is in our purpose as parents, to accept the challenge of raising Avery in the love of God and in the ways of God! During the service Pastor had a few things for us to commit to. We recognize Avery as a gift from God and give heartfelt thanks for God’s blessing.
Now the things we committed to were the very same things we did 2 years ago with Adelyn, but to do it all over again for another sweet child we’ve been entrusted with was like we were doing it for the first time. IMG_2463
We pledged as parents, in the sight of God and witnesses, to bring up Avery in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. IMG_2466
We promised to Adelyn every possible benefit of home, school, and church. (notice my Mom’s face behind me…pretty sure she had tears rolling the whole time!)IMG_2469
And the final part of the covenant was asking God’s blessing upon Avery’s life, to guide, guard, and direct through all of his years. IMG_2470
Pastor Janis took Avery and prayed over him. The whole time he was checking out Pastor & Janis and…
…even showed a bit of his personality! Silly boy!
Then Pastor & Janis prayed over us! We know Avery is blessing from God and we are excited to raise him to know Him! IMG_2492
After service we all came back to our place to have brunch. It was such a special day and we felt so blessed to have the support of our families there with us. IMG_5774
1 Samuel 1:27-28 For this child I have prayed; and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lived he shall be lent to the Lord.

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