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Monday, January 19, 2009

Dedicating E.

I stressed about her outfit. She couldn't wear the sweater I'd worn for dedication because it was too small. (Just like it was too small for H as well.) She couldn't wear the sweater H wore for dedication because it was too big. (He was six months old at his dedication.)

So I settled on a dress.

A red dress with pink dots. So not a dedication or baptismal looking outfit.

I stressed about the lunch. For H, we had done a brunch/breakfast before the service but this time we were doing lunch after. What would we make and how would we get it ready quickly afterwards.

But the night before the service J reminded me that really, it didn't matter what she wore. And it didn't matter what we ate afterwards. What mattered is what we were doing.

Committing to raise E in the church. Agreeing to teach her the values, beliefs and lessons of Him. And most importantly, giving our gift (E) back to the Lord and remembering that she belongs to Him.

(The pictures can all be enlarged by clicking on them since I know they are hard to see.)

This is our family, just as we are.

And I have decided that this picture below is my new favorite.

Pastor Carl holding E, looking right at her and praying over her. And the look on J's face of pure joy and such pride. (And Miss M doesn't look so bad herself.)

7 Comments:

Anonymous dadio said...

Sweet. Nice pics.
Dadio

January 19, 2009 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger ABCDH said...

Congratulations Miss E!!
And that hair, oh my! My bald beauty would be quite jealous if she knew what she was missing :-))

January 19, 2009 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Congratulations! What a precious moment.

January 19, 2009 at 11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations !!
I love those picture.
The look on J and M face gave me goose bumps.

Love You All
Auntie Laurie

January 19, 2009 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Megasue said...

Congratulations on such a wonderful event. As I've told you before, the world will be a better place with another P in it. I know you and J will raise her to be the very best!

January 20, 2009 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger The Lindahl News said...

Priorities straight? Check.

You and your family have been blessed.

January 20, 2009 at 10:20 PM  
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