a church that has become our family the past 5 years.
we don’t live in the same city as any blood family members but God has blessed us with an amazing community that has surrounded us, supported us, loved us and walked with us the past almost 5 years.
so to stand on the stage with 10 other families, to dedicate to love and raise our children to know & love the Lord was pretty special. It’s a day I’ve dreamed about for years. Literally, every Elements service I’ve watched with tears in my eyes as other families dedicate their babies. and today. god ordained today a long time ago. it was special.
I love what Chad [one of our children’s pastors] said…these kids aren’t OUR kids, they are GODS. and we commit them into HIS hands and trust that He is good. He has given them to us to love & parent on this earth, but they are HIS kids. He read scripture from Deuteronomy 6:4-9,
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
Lord, that’s what we want to do! We want to teach them about you, we want to teach them about your great love for them. We want to teach you + talk to you about that great love every day as we seek to raise you in a Godly home!
and it was so special to have so many friends there. sadly, we had to leave early [I guess the babies wanted to go to bed before 9pm? who knew? :)] so I don’t have pictures with everyone but please know we love you & you are so special to us!!!
Thank you JESUS!!!!