11 March 2014

For This Child We Prayed

Family Dedication

This past Sunday our family had a dedication at church.  A Family Dedication is similar to but different from a christening. Some families christen their babies at a certain age, and others focus more on the parents since it is our job and role to parent and bring up our children to know and love God.  

It is a special day.  It's a day of commitment.  We commit ourselves as parents to do the best we can (with God's help) to raise our children the way that would be pleasing to God, and our church body (the members of the church) commit to praying for us as we raise our families together.

It's really a beautiful event.  After all the Dads introduced their families to the church (there were about 6 or 7 families) extended family members and friends were allowed to come up and pray over us.  This was so cool.  And super special.  I loved having all the grandparents there and all my sisters and my brother in law there.  We were a complete unit.  And we were able to hear a sermon together and worship together!

Our biggest prayer for Micah is that he lives up to his name.  That he lives a life of humble service to God.  That he walks with God all the days of his life and truly seeks justice for those who don't get it.  

Micah 6:8 "He has shown thee, oh man what is good and what the Lord requires of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God."

I'm so thankful for my family and for my husband and children.  Our family supported us so well and we love them very much.  Thank you Mom and Dad McKinney, Paletza, Sara, Mom and Dad McInerney and Laurie and Kelsey for sharing the day and our joy with us.


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