Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dedication Sunday~



Today we joined a few other families in our church in dedicating our children to God. It is a special time for us to publicly say that we acknowledge the need for God's guidance and wisdom as we seek to raise our children according to His will. We have always seen children as a blessing and a gift in our life. This Sunday we just had the opportunity to say , "Thank you God for blessing us with Crew and now we want to commit ourselves as parents/family to be the best we can for him."
Our prayer for Crew was this:
We, as parents, have many hopes and dreams for our children, including Crew at this young age. Our greatest desire is that he will have a heart bent toward God and always seek to follow His will and call in life. We ask for God to not necessarily give Crew "a comfortable, easy life", but rather we ask that God will always be merciful to Crew and be His Source of strength and guide all along life's journey.
We hope that Crew will be a reflection of God's love, grace and mercy now and always.
As I have stated here before, it is no easy task to be a parent, but the rewards far outweigh the challenges. I thank God for trusting us with so many kids and I know I am better for having them in my life. Even as humbling as it can be at times.
It was a special day for our family and we topped it off with homemade pumpkin cheesecake {made by Chip} and whipped cream. That's the perfect way to end almost anyday, if you ask me.

6 comments:

Janet said...

It is a special day and one that helps us reaffirm our faith and promise for all our children. Bless you all and keep you safe! That pumpkin cheese cakes looks good! :-)

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jsprik said...

congtratulations! sounds like a wonderful day and what a way to count your blessings!! hugs and prayers...

Marisa Le'rin Salas said...

what a beautiful baby you have, May God bless you and your family richly

angel said...

congrats! It sounds like everyone had a wonderful day.. You have such a beautiful family.. and the cheesecake looks delicious..love to have the recipe...I like trying new pumpkin deserts this time of year..

Jennifer said...

how special! we were so disappointed to back out, but with an entire sick family, we just couldn't do it!

thankfully, we are on the mend and we plan to be there this weekend! :-)

Anonymous said...

We ask for God to not necessarily give Crew "a comfortable, easy life", but rather we ask that God will always be merciful to Crew and be His Source of strength and guide all along life's journey.
We hope that Crew will be a reflection of God's love, grace and mercy now and always.

What a great prayer for your son, it is so easy to ask God for an easy life and just slide on thru, you are an inspiration to me!