So if you're not familiar with baby dedications, it's basically just a prayer time for the family so that we can dedicate ourselves to raising them in a godly home.
We decided to have our older two come up with us because it was more special for us that way. We wanted them to feel a part of it and grasp the depth of it. It was so wonderful. Levi brought his Buzz Lightyear rocket with him and kept pulling the string so that everyone could hear "Buzz Lightyear to the rescue" followed by rocket ship sounds. Then while I was speaking he kept making his own sound effects. It was hilarious.
Michael punted to me, so I had to do the talking. My talking points were:
- The cliche is true that having children is like watching your heart walk around in the world all exposed and vulnerable, therefor we really just have to put our trust in God.
- Our kids are on loan from God, and we are God's stewards of them (except I made a Freudian slip and said that we're their - the kids' - stewards; they knew what I meant).
- Boys will not remember much of what you tell them but will remember most of what you do.
- I want Michael and I to be the type of people that we want our kids to be when they grow up.
So try saying all of that in front of a whole church full of people while Levi is blowing air through pursed lips, making everyone crack up. It was awesome, though. Just perfect.
|Isaac was gnawing on our pastor's finger while we prayed. A boy's gotta teethe!|
I love my family. :)