Thanks to Dennis Arima at New Life Church, I have these beautiful pictures of Abby’s dedication to the Lord.
We celebrated this day on July 20, 2014. She is 5 years old, almost 6. I have dedicated every one of our babies to the Lord when they are a year old or younger. But we have moved 4 times in Abby’s short lifetime! We never got settled in anywhere long enough for me to feel at home or find someone that I felt comfortable asking to do this ceremony for us. We have been in Texas for two years now, and we’ve been attending New Life Church for almost a year, so I decided it was time to make this public commitment to raise Abby in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Pastor Dusty Kemp and his wife Mary graciously conducted the ceremony for us. Mom and Dad were here visiting. They just happened to choose this weekend to come. Coincidence, I think not! Our church does the baby dedications the third Sundays of the month. Kelsey’s birthday just happens to be on July 20th. So we combined all of these wonderful occasions in one big full day.
The main thing that Pastor Dusty stressed during the ceremony is that we are committing to raise Abby so that we are helping her to become the person that God made her to be. This resonates with what I have always prayed for my children. He was very good with Abby, and it was a very blessed time.
Here are the pictures that Dennis took during the ceremony and of the whole family afterwards.