Today was a pretty special day for us. It was the day of Kylie's dedication to the Lord. We had planned it for today because our pastor, Jay, had been on sabbatical and he was finally back.
Yeah, I think that's our drummer, Brandon, waving at her. At our church, they present the children with the Jesus Storybook Bible because it is so great for the kids. The stories are unbelievable. Every single story points to the coming of Christ. Every. One. I have a Bible like this for Jenna. Now Kylie has her own. You can see Kylie's name in the background. Amy talked about how Liann means "God has answered" and indeed, he has. Her life verse is also listed and the one we have on her Baby Be Blessed Doll.
Another cool part of our parent/child dedication ceremony is that they ask the congregation to stand and pray but to also put their hands forward as if they are laying hands on us. It's their commitment to help us raising Kylie in the Lord.
A special word of thanks to my sweet friend, Leigh Ann Moore, who took these pictures for me. She's my unofficial photographer! She took photos of Jenna's baptism too!
Also, the cute yellow dress Kylie has on? Made by the wife of Steve's friend, Jim. She barely knows us, but Jim has really taken Steve under his wing at the sheriff's office where they volunteer. The dress was a perfect fit and Kylie looked quite cute in it! Jim and his wife, Sharon, also came to the dedication as did my sister, Teresa, my niece Karen and their families! Steve's brother, David and wife Konnie also was there. It was great seeing my family there in support of such an important event.
And finally, thanks to my church family...for without you...and yes, I mean YOU, we could not have walked this journey and stood on the stage with this child that was prayed for.
Kylie's life verse... Psalm 139:14
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful.
I know this full well