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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Abe's Dedication Day

Sunday we had Abe's Dedication Day at church. For some reason, I hate getting up in front of my church. Well, let's just say that I hate getting up in front of any large group of people. Or how about, I hate getting up in front of any small group of people. I no longer enjoy the spotlight that used to often call my name. So these little things make me somewhat uncomfortable. I was really looking forward to it. For months I've looked forward to it and anticipated this little moment. But 30 seconds til go time and my thoughts had shifted. And then when I heard our Preschool Pastor call "Abraham Malachi {insert our last name}" I suddenly felt like I was at his high school graduation with the formality of hearing the name. (I'm sure that sounds weird. I'm just admitting what went through my head on Sunday.) And at that point I stopped listening to everything she was saying and began chanting in my head "Melodie, you better not cry. You better not even look like you are going to cry!" But the verse we had chosen for Abe was Psalm 86:11.
"Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name."
I hope this scripture will become the cry of his heart as he grows and begins to understand and hopefully long for a relationship with his Creator.
I think this was me hiding behind my baby. ;) I had to laugh when he was so well behaved until the prayer. Then he began to squirm, fuss and wiggle. Babies always have the pefect timing.
It was an extra bonus that my parents, Nana and Papa J, were able to be there. Of our three dedications, this was the first one my dad has been able to attend.
These little ceremonies, simply built through church tradition, are special to me. I'm thankful that we were able to stand before our church with our third child. I'm reminded once again that God has blessed us with a new life. A very special life. And I'm honored to commit to our church, and more importantly to God, to raise another son in a manner that will point him towards Jesus.

1 comment:

The Skains Family said...

Aw. Sweet Abe!Praying for your family always friend.