Ephesians 3:16-18

I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your
hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is (Ephesians 3:16-18).

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Baby dedication

On April 21, 2013, a baby dedication was held at our church.  The service was a beautiful testimony of God's love.  I love how the whole congregation made a vow to raise our children in the ways of the Lord.  The saying, "It takes a village," holds some truth.  I am thankful Landry has so many people who love her like she is their own.  It warms my heart to see these people pouring out love.  I believed the Lord was leading me to share a blog post for the baby dedication, written on April 18 (How quickly we forget). Reading in front of a crowd was not easy for me.  We do not have a huge church, but with the visitors, every seat was full!  

My nephew was also dedicated on the same day.  It was a very special day!  He is two years old and for the first year of his life he rarely left the house.  He was not supposed to live.  Those first three days of his life were like a roller coaster.  One minute the doctors believed he would live, the next minute they weren't so sure.  I remember someone praying and in the prayer they asked God to pour the blood of Jesus (the blood that was shed for us) over him.  That baby continues to fight every day.  He has a rare form of anemia.  His spleen kills his white blood cells and transfusions are a necessity for him.  He is having surgery on Monday to remove his spleen.  I pray this surgery helps.  His story can be viewed here.

I am grateful for this little girl, who brings joy to our lives.  I pray that she will serve God and love Him with all her heart! 

Daddy, Mommy, and Landry

Pops came to celebrate!

Landry loves her Gigi and Aunt Han!

Bryce and Grandpa!

Nanna! 

Missy!

After the service we ate at Johnny Corino's with friends and family!  We had a huge crowd and took up an entire room!  I had to throw in this beautiful picture of Callie wearing her Nanny's glasses.  This little girl melts my heart!  Every time she sees Landry she says, "I just love her!"  

Praying over Landry and Bryce

The scripture I am attempting to memorize is fitting for this post:

2 comments:

The Granberrys said...

She's so, so pretty! What a special day for your whole family. I can't wait for Grey's dedication!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

What a precious ceremony! I love baby dedication Sunday at our church. It's so great to pray over the new families and see all those sweet little babies!