Friday, February 13, 2009


We had the baby's dedication at our church last weekend. I love the format that Buckhead church implements & the process they put the parents through. Lee & I were asked to listen to a series of messages - one helping look farther down the road so that we can prepare her heart now for who she will grow into in the future, another about our committment to our marriage being the number 1 modeling tool we can offer her & another simply about being an intentional parent for a preschooler. We then had to list 5 values that we want our children & family to value. It was exciting! For the dedication we sit with our family - grandparents & others - & we tell them how we plan to raise our family & ask them to be a part of it with us. It's neat because when do you really get to say - "you may not agree with where we are, but these are our hopes for our family & we need you to all partner with us." It really recognizes that me & lee & our children truly have a much bigger family circle - & if those relationships are going to grow stronger it is so helpful to have communicated who you are & where you're headed.
This was our famiy picture from that day. It was an amazing memory for us. Oh how I pray that we will live out the things we intend to ...
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1 comment:

Ashleigh said...

that's amazing. I love it. all dedications should be like that.