Thursday, February 6, 2014

P&C's Baby Dedication

On January 19th we had the privilege of dedicating Parker and Caroline at church. It was our public dedecation, in front of family, friends, and our church family, to raise Parker and Caroline with a focus on Christ. Raising them in church, praying over them and for them, being examples to them in word and action, and hopefully pointing their way to Christ. Our hope and prayer is that they would come to know the Lord, know the sacrifice Jesus paid for them and know Him as their savior, and serve God and others through His love. We were honored to share that special day with much of our family.

The word "blessed" is used quite often these days but I do believe we need to count our blessings. These two would be at the top of my list. I simply cannot believe God chose David and me to parent these two. They are our pride and joy. 

Our beautiful Caroline, we pray that you would know the depth of God's love for you. We pray you would have a gentle and quiet spirit, you would serve others in love and humility, that you would exude joy that comes from Christ and not circumstance, and that you would always point others to the cross. 

"The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17

My precious Parker, you are fearfully and wonderfully made! We pray that you would know God's infinite love for you. That you would find security, peace, humility, and abundant joy in Christ. I pray that you would be a servant, that you love others more than yourself, and that you are an example of a strong man full of character and integrity. 

"May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it." 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

We are so thankful that our family traveled in to celebrate with us. Parker was pretty hyped that he got to show Aunt Kristen around the church nursery :)

4 generations. Definitely blessed.

It takes a village to raise a child. We are very aware! We could not have made it through these 9 months without the love, support, and MANY hands represented in this photo. These faces shaped David's life and shaped my life, and now have a hand in shaping P&C's lives. God's love and grace shines through each of these people and I am so thankful Parker and Caroline are so loved by them. Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!


KatiePerk said...

Beautiful words and beautiful family!

Emily Gentry said...

What a wonderful day and great picture of your family! You look beautiful!

melissa said...

Blessings indeed! Look at those sweet babies! And at you, pretty mama! No way you gave birth to twins. Glad you enjoyed such a special day with your families.

Lauren said...

could you have a more beautiful family? what a special, special day for you all!