Thursday, February 10, 2011

February 6, 2011 Aaliyah and Jocelyn’s Dedication

This past Sunday, we celebrated the girls!  They were dedicated at Crossroads Church in Eagan. 

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What is a dedication?

A Baby Dedication is a ceremony in which believing parents, and sometimes entire families, make a commitment before the Lord to submit a child to God's will and to raise that child according to God's Word and God's ways.

What are our responsibilities?

Christian parents who dedicate a child are making a promise to the Lord to do everything within their power to raise the child in a godly way, prayerfully until he or she can make a decision on his or her own to follow God. Parents who make this vow of commitment are instructed to raise the child in the ways of God, and not according to their own ways. Some of the responsibilities include teaching and training the child in God's Word, demonstrating an example of godliness, disciplining according to God's ways, and praying earnestly for the child.

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Thank you to all our friends and family that were able to attend!  CJ thanks for doing nebs and making sure the children all smelled delicious.  Mandy thanks for helping me cook.  Dade thanks for the night out on the ice.  B, T, and G we missed you!  Grandma Cookie we were so glad that you could make it.  You are an inspiration to us all.  Family, you are so wonderful and I couldn’t be luckier.  Shout out to Megan, Aaliyah and Jocelyn’s official godparent.  She couldn’t be there for the dedication but she is sure to be there whenever these girls need a hand.  Thanks Mags for loving A and J as much as you love us.  It makes my heart melt. 

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Ethan, Bennett, Aaliyah, and Jocelyn’s honorary grandparents, Nanny Molly and Bryan.  We were so glad that you could be there.  You do so much for us and our family.  We love you both!

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Dear Aaliyah and Jocelyn,

It is a dream to be your parents.  You have completed our family and made Brett and myself so happy.  Your giggles and smiles are so beautiful.  With the help of God we will do our best to help you grow and learn; and surround you with love.  Our arms are always around you.

Love, Mommy and Daddy

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