Friday, September 5, 2014

Hattie's Dedication

Well, we got Hattie's Dedication in just in time that we didn't have to sign up for a two-for-one.  Just kidding, we wouldn't do that.  But in all seriousness there was an advantage to waiting for her to be 18 months old rather than being just a baby.  We had time to really get to know her and pray for her and pick a verse for her that really fits her.  I had picked this verse and prayed it for her long before she was born.  It's way back in an old journal of mine from Mom's Morning and I remember picking it, but it's grown to be so perfect for her.

It's from Colossians 3:12-14...
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

We got to read that to her, talk about her....her gentle loving personality, her sweetness, her caution and discernment, and her deep loyalty to the people she loves and trusts.  We got to pray for her, that she would use these qualities to become a strong believer and follower of Jesus and lover of people.

We made lots of commitments in front of our church family, our family and God.

And pray some more.

It was very special to have our family there to support her and us and to finally see our new church building!

We had everyone over after for brunch.  It was a great morning to celebrate Hattie Jean and pray for who she will become and the life she will live.  She is already such an amazing blessing from God, I can only pray that He uses her to be a blessing to others throughout her entire life.  We love you sweet girl!

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