Our church does baby dedications differently from most. Most churches I know do dedications twice a year- Mother’s Day and Christmastime. However, ours does each baby separately.
We do a small prayer ceremony in church, and then a family ceremony after.
(Full honesty, I don’t love the way I look in these pics. I feel like my face looks round and I feel big. Heck, I am at my heaviest non-pregnant adult weight right now…where I was years ago when I started to lose weight…but I want to be in the pictures. I want to have these memories. I’m happy and I want to be there. So non-flattering pics be damned, I’m in them and I’m posting them. We can’t all look like super models all the time).
Our sweet friend Beth took these pics from the balcony of Remi’s church dedication.
She had a big ol flower on her little head. I loved it!
My sweet friend Brandy came to watch. It’s a blessing to have friends who love your baby.
After church, the whole family came for lunch. Hardly any pics except for this one- Brad holding her for the first time finally! He didn’t have much of a choice, his FIL basically handed him the baby! Yay for cousin Brad!
We went back to church where our pastor did a lovely ceremony for us. He presented us with a Bible for her, a letter to give her when she accepts Christ, served Tyler and I the Lord’s Supper, and then we literally placed her on the alter and the family gathered to pray over her life. Very special.
And then we took pictures.
I love my husband for coordinating his shirt with us.
All the dedication means is that she is a gift from God, and we promised to lead her to know Him as she grows up. We were thanking God for her life and promising to raise her in His truth.
Such a special day!