I have to say I've never been so emotional during a baby dedication as I was for these two daughters of mine. I couldn't help feel all the intensity of prayer, fears, and anguish well up in the depths of my soul as I remembered how God brought us through journeys of faith, both painful and costly, to this very day. It felt much different releasing my daughters to the Lord when they were physically in my arms than the many months and years of offering them to the Lord on my knees empty handed. They are HIS!! They were then and they are now, but I'm so thankful for the privilege to care for them and love them for however long He gives.
A special prayer...
I was so glad so many from our family could be there! Dave's mom, my mom, my grandma, my dad and Dave's sister.... oh, and of course our boys!!
Birthday girl in her birthday dress : )
We let her stick her hands in the cake for her first bite and she only stuck a couple fingers in, even I was surprised by her "daintyness ".
Don't you love her alfalfa sprout??
( If you're curious about Sarah's pacifier... interesting thing, one day Sarah found an old pacifier from when we first brought Emily home and she stuck it in her mouth. Well, now she loves it. She sleeps with it for every nap and bedtime... it's so funny to me!!