Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Jude's Dedication

On May 16th we had Jude dedicated at church. Dedications are different than a baptism for Christians. In a dedication, we as parents make a commitment before the Lord to submitt our child to God's will and promise to raise our child according to God's Word and God's ways, in the hopes that Jude will take those teachings and one day commit (be baptized) to follow God on his own.

This day meant so much to Mike and I and I was so glad that our families could be a part of it. I was super emotional before getting up in front of our church family to have Jude dedicated. The whole meaning of it really hit me and then just to even think that MY son was being promised to the Lord really hit me. I don't know, I guess the emotion is a little hard to explain but I think all the mom's out there will understand what I'm saying, just a surreal moment.

I love this picture. We're all praying for Jude, including Jude!

After chruch we went to Islands for a little celebration lunch.

Jude and Grandma

Poppa & Auntie Chloe

Pop Pop and Gramma

Auntie Lauren and Dave

Gail, Auntie Holly and the Boys!

Uncle Dean & Daddy

We're so thankful for our sweet little boy and we know that the Lord has really blessed Mike and I.

We love you so much Jude, below is your life verse we choose for you. Mommy and Daddy will help you remember this special verse and it's meaning.

"But you, dear friends, build youselves up in you most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you eternal life." Jude 1:20-21
We LOVE you so much Jude!

1 comment:

Shelley Nicole said...

Aw, so sweet! Congrats on that great day!