Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Baby Dedication

Sunday, October 2nd was a very special day for our little family.  As long as I've been attending The Branch, the church has taken two Sundays each year to dedicate to the Lord the new babies born in the past six months.  For years I've watched the babies being dedicated and dreamed of the day when we would get to dedicate our little one.  On Sunday, that dream finally came true!  We got to take Emily up on the stage in front of the congregation and then the church read a blessing over the babies and parents.  My parents and grandparents, as well as Lucas's sister and brother-in-law came to be a part of the big day with us.  What made it even more special is that our best friends the Crandalls also dedicated baby David at the same time! We have been so incredibly blessed by our sweet baby and we are so thankful that the Lord has given her to us.  It is also a wonderful blessing to be a part of a church that believes children are an integral part of the church and that encourages everyone to be a part of teaching children about Jesus and encouraging them in their faith journeys.  

Us with Tim Ketchersid, our minister who did the blessing ceremony

Action shot of baby David being blessed

During the blessing
The whole group being prayed over by elders and their wives
The Crandall family, minus Ella and Eden
Practicing for the babies future wedding picture with both sets of parents
Our whole family that came to support us and Emily

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