On Sunday (Mother's Day-so fitting), we dedicated ourselves as parents to raising Hannah and Kate in a Christian home. What an exciting and huge responsibility. How do you raise two girls to believe that Jesus is their everything while living in a society that teaches that they are their everything? We have a big job ahead of us, but I think that as long as we are walking with the Lord that we are up to the task. I fall more in love with my girls everyday and cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for them. Our prayer is that they would come to know the Lord at an early age and walk obediently and faithfully with Him. Why dedication instead of christening or baptism? The Baptist church teaches that baptism is reserved for those who are already saved. Since babies do not have the ability to understand the gospel at such a young age, we dedicate ourselves as their parents to helping them understand and receive the gospel when they are ready. Then, they make a choice to become baptized. Here are some pictures that I have of the dedication and the subsequent Mother's Day celebration.
Baby Dedication Service-Hannah (orange), Kate (pink)
Grandpa & Hannah Aunt Amy & Hannah Nanny & Hannah
George and I are also celebrating our 4 year anniversary today. We have no plans until a couple of weeks when we will spend the weekend away.