Monday, May 10, 2010

Dedication

Our church every Mothers Day does a Dedication Service. Since we have been going to this church and call it our home, and since Mike is home and not deployed, we decided to finally dedicate the boys to God in front and with our church family. For us Dedication means that we are able to thank God for the gift of our child(ren), and we publicly declare to commit ourselves to abide by biblical principles and to raise our children according to God’s standards. As parent's for only 3 years we have realized what a tough job it can be, a small part of what it requires, and gained some knowledge from the Lord on how to be agents for our boys. One thing that we have learned for sure over and over again is that we can not do this one our own. Only with God are things possible. Of course we want to do a good job and raise our boys to be well rounded God fearing men!


We chose two verses to read that have really stuck out to us when parenting. Galatians 6:9 was for Mike and I..."Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up." That has been my motto when I am trying to be as consistent as can be; especially when I am at my wits end. Proverbs 4:23 is something we are trying to teach our boys "Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life." It is so true that whatever is in your heart will spill out in the way you talk, live, act, love, etc. Our goal is to help mold our boys' heart (through guiding and teaching the scriptures), towards the Lord so that they can answer His call when the time comes. The Lord looks at the heart and man looks at the outward appearance. It is our hearts where God lives and works on us. Therefore, guard it with all you have.




My family....



Listening to the Pastor




My girlfriend was so wonderful to take so many pictures of us, and this one that she caught I think was so perfect and typical. Logan was counting the lights and Austin was pulling on my hair.




Reading our verses...yes Austin was upset when the mic wasn't there anymore.




(look at how big that hand is on his back....so precious)



Thank you to all the other Mothers out there that are helping me raise my boys. I could not do this on my own and God has place you in my life for a reason. Thank you to everyone who is going to hold us accountable in raising them in God's standards.

2 comments:

Joey&Casey said...

These pictures are great and I really like the one of Austin pulling your hair and Logan counting lights because those are the reality shots that are so fun to laugh at later on:). What an awesome thing to dedicate our children before God and to publicly reach out to the church community for support and accountability to raise our children to know and love Jesus Christ! I will be dedicating Daisy later this Summer. I think you and Mike are doing an awesome job of leading by example!

ElissaM said...

Dedication was something that I grew up with, as I was dedicated myself. It was neat to do it on Mother's Day and have it be even more special. Love ya Casey!