Monday, January 12, 2009

Noah's Baby Dedication

We were so honored on Sunday to dedicate Noah back to the Lord. Noah is God's to begin with, and this dedication ceremony at our church was a public proclamation that we completely trust God with our son and will seek Him out every step of the way in raising Noah.

Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."

This is our heart for Noah, that he would seek to know God and submit to His will each and every day of his life. It is my prayer that he would be a radiant light of God's love. That he would bring great change to this dark world for God's kingdom.

My mom, Alex, Nathan's Mom, Doug, and my Gramps all came in from out of town. I know that my dad would have been there in a heart beat, but he is over 2,000 miles away! Thanks for all of the prayers from our other family members also. It was truly a blessed day! Oh, and I had the most fabulous cake recipe from my friend Kayla (Dream Whip Cake with Buttercream Frosting), and the center collapsed and my frosting job was very rushed at 1am, so it ended up being quite ugly!!! But, it was made with love by my mom and me for Noah!

Let's all take a moment to pray for each of our children (in my case, 1). Pray whatever is on your heart and ask God for His direction for each of their lives. Also, that He would guide you in raising them and if they are already on their own, that He would guide them in every decision and that they would glorify His name! And, if you don't have children yet, pray for them! Or pray for the children that are in your life.
They are such a special gift, and we should take a moment to really soak that in!

God's Richest Blessings over you.


Ingram Gang said...

Special, special day. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

Praise God for Noah and for giving him such wonderful and Christ filled parents, I am honored to call y'all my niece and nephew. Keep up the awesome walk that you have with our Lord and Savior, I love you all very much and wish I could have been there.
Love, Auntie Deaun

Anonymous said...

Looks like it was a special day for your guys! You are so right...children are a true blessing from God!!! Hope you guys are doing well! ~Kristin, Brian, Brennan, & Kaleigh

Heather Hale said...

he looked so handsome for his big day!...but he looks handsome everyday!

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JennHolmes said...

Love this Shanda. Noah is so handsome. He looks so content in all the pictures like he really knows what's going on. It's so cute. What a blessing to have so much support around you on such a special day.