|On the day of their dedication we have given each of our children |
a prophetic declaration of their identity
and affirming their worth and value to the Lord and to our family.
Who loves baby?
|Grandma and River|
|Godmother and River|
(would you look at this handsome kid in this adorable outfit, a gift from his Godparents!)
|See my sister there in the background? |
She came down especially for the dedication, but her husband couldn't make it.
So, he Skyped in for the whole thing! How special is that?!
|God-sister and River|
|Nana and River|
River's Godparents, Jordan and Kristina imparted to River wisdom and knowledge, worship and joy. And read Psalm 98 over him.
Papa and Nana praying for him and dedicating him to the Lord.
Papa, aka Bishop Gabe, charging us and all the witnesses to live faithfully before River and to lead him in the ways of Christ.
Presenting River with his first Bible.
Speaking to his spirit:
Gana and I read the prophetic declaration to him.
Our dear friend Jeff and Micha gave him the gift of actual water from the River Jordan. We anointed him with it and prayed.
|We are so blessed by all these children who know how to pray and bless!|
Signing the declaration, which now hangs in our living room along with our other children's declarations:
Time to party!
It has been my mother's tradition when each of her grandchildren are dedicated to prepare a celebration and reception afterwards. Each time it is so unique. This one was a cupcake fondue! Mini-cupcakes, frosting in the fondue pots and tons of little goodies to dip it in (sprinkles, chocolate chips, coconut, chopped nuts, etc.). How cute is that?! Along with it, milk in glass milk bottles with blue and white paper straws or a delicious coffee punch!
The adults' table:
The kids' table:
This is what River was doing by the end of the night:
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered.