Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Baby Dedication

This past Sunday we had Aiden's baby dedication at church. We would have liked to have had it when he was first born, but Dale RARELY gets a Sunday off from work. This is only his second Sunday off in the past 10 1/2 months. We didn't even know he was going to get this past Sunday off till the Wed. before, so it was a mad dash to get it put in place with the pastor and plan everything else. Unfortunatly this last minute dedication meant that I couldn't send out invitations to those that I wish could have been there if they had more notice. Instead we were able to have my mom, Dale's parents and our niece, Candace there. It was nice to have them there to stand up with us.Dale's dad, who was a former pastor at this church, prayed over Aiden and our entire family.Nana also prayed over us and asked for God to continue to bless us as He already has in these past short 10 months. Aiden has taught us so much and I continue to see God's greatness through him on a daily basis.
Our pastor, Pastor Dennis then prayed over us. All the while Aiden was soaking in the attention and enjoying his baby cookie. One of those cookies can keep him busy for up to 10 minutes. :)Once we sat back down he was ready for some real nutrition. It is hard work to be on show and it worked up an appetite. Grandma got to feed him his bottle for the first time. Since he is now doing it all on his own it is nice to be able to share this experience with others instead of being the one to feed him all the time. I hope Donna enjoyed the feeding time as much as I enjoyed the hands free time.After church we all went out to eat. Aiden slept through the entire experience but woke up in time for a picture at the end of the meal. (If you click on the picture you can make it larger. He has THE cutest little smug smile on his face).Thank you cousin Candace for coming to the dedication and joining us for dinner afterwards. The kids love her to death and look forward to having her around as often as possible. Candace and her older sister were actually dedicated at the same church many years ago.Thank you Nana, Grandma, Grandpa, and cousin Candace for coming to my dedication. I really wish that others could have been there but I thank you all for lifting me up in prayer daily.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the dedication, love the pictures . . . we still need to have Abby dedicated!