Sunday, June 21, 2009

Maverys Dedication & Fathers Day

The girls were helping daddy put in a new faucet!

Happy Fathers Day 2009!

Maverys new smile, CHEESY!

Happy Dedication Day!

Notice Mavery is trying to get down during the service, we were sweating by the time it was over worried what she might do!
Our pastor Jonathan, or as Sage calls him "Jonny"!

Today not only did we celebrate Fathers Day, we had Mavery dedicated at church. We started the day with serving Daddy breakfast in bed and giving gifts. The kids each painted a letter spelling out daddy to hang in his office. I am so thankful for my husband and the amazing father he is. I am also very blessed to have an amazing christian father and father in law. They both love the Lord and their families and I have never doubted that.
Having our children dedicated means that we are making a promise to raise our children to honor the Lord. Typically we have only taken "the" child up. But this time our kids asked if they could be a part and while I think Mark was not so sure about taking all 5 up, I am glad we did. Of course the only reason Sage really wanted up there was because she was certain she was going to be given the chance to sing on stage, and we had to take her out crying because she did not get to. But the others, they get it. It is not just OUR job to influence the kids, the olders have a job to. And I think Makenna took that very seriously after listening this morning. In the car today she was telling the little girls bible stories in such fun ways, and they were begging for more!
We are so thankful for our children, all 5 of them. And today, as we celebrate Mavery, and the gift she is from God, we are especially grateful. We know that God has big plans for her little life, and our prayer is that we will raise her to love Him, and love the plan He had for her. 2 verses we chose as part of her dedication were
Hebrews 11:1
Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see.
Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.
And the prayer they read:
Our prayer is that Mavery will find her identity in Chirst. That she will be able to look at what God has already done and praise Him. We pray that Mavery will love the Lord above anything.


Amy in Arizona said...

I LOVE the picture of the girls helping their daddy. I wonder if that would be a good ab exercise!! Presley has that exact purple/tutu dress set. It is my favorite church outfit on her. What a nice day you had with Father's Day and Mavery's dedication. Have a good week!!

Our House of Five said...

Yay Mavery...bummed Sage didn't get to sing-maybe next time!!!!!!!!!!! Jamisen is sure she can sing opera...I am sure it realy hurts my ears. Who knew my rasspy(sp?) girl could hit such high notes and with such volume too!

I have no doubt with the mommy and daddy Mavery has, she will know and love the lord with all her heart and mind!