Could our kid get any cuter?
On Sunday night, we dedicated Evie to the Lord in a special service at our church. What a gift it is to become a parent and have the responsibility of raising a little person! It's not something we take lightly...
Our church is huge, so they hold a special dedication service every so often where all of the recently born and new members' kids are dedicated all at once. Lots and lots of adorable babies everywhere!
I really wish I had taken the time to write down what the pastor was teaching on.. I know it was 5 things that we parents were committing to do/teach/impart to our children. I'm trying so hard to remember.. I know one was to have no false idols, to commit to taking your child to church (not simply teaching the Word of God at home) and one was to teach them about tithing. He also spoke about how we as parents are to be our child's protector.
What really struck a chord with me and what I have often struggled with, is simply committing Evie to Jesus. Placing her in His hands. I know this is what I need to do, and I want to do it daily, but saying the words out loud as I'm praying over her brings me to tears every time. I just love her so much. Even when I was pregnant, and still worried about miscarrying again, I struggled with turning it all over to Him.
My precious Evie Girl
This scripture has been my prayer since finding out I was carrying Evie. I need to remember it more often:
I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.
1 Samuel 1:27-28
The thing is, I know she's not really mine. I've only been blessed enough to be her mother. She is His child, just as I am. Every good and perfect gift is from above and if she is not all that is good and perfect in life, then I don't know what is!