It was baby dedication at our church Sunday morning. The day where parents dress their best, pray that kiddos are on their best behavior, and stand before their church family committing to shepherd the children God has given them to the best of their ability and asking their church family to join them in this call.
We did it, we smiled, we stood proud with the two little lives God has given us, and we have a wonderful picture to show for it…
But as I’m sure you know, there is more to the story…
You see, this baby dedication was a BIG deal to my mommas heart. In my almost 4 years of being a mom our family has not been in a season of life where we had the opportunity to participate in dedicating our children to the Lord before our church family. Please do not misunderstand, we have been a part of some very special churches and have countless individuals who love our crew and have joined us on this journey, but due to moves and other “events” this public dedication was a first for us.
Instead of standing before the church with a newborn and wondering what the next years of motherhood may hold, I stood with an almost 4 and 2 year old well aware…
You see, just a few hours before our baby dedication we had QUITE the Saturday. We had crazy kids, temper tantrums, some less than patient moments, and tears. It was not until Saturday night as I was thinking about all our day held I told Trey,
“You know why this day has been so crazy? It’s God’s way of reminding us how much we need HIM and others who love HIM to help us on this parenting journey…”
We laughed at the irony of quite a “day” only hours before we stood before our home church presenting our children, and ourselves to them. Asking for help, encouragement, and guidance.
You see, the picture shows a sweet young couple and two cute kids. When in reality it’s really a picture of two fallen people deeply in love with their Savior depending on Him for each next step, thankful to not have to be perfect at this whole parenting thing.
And that’s the rest of the story.
Thank you Mt. Zion for committing to come alongside our family. We look forward to growing alongside you in the years to come.by