This past weekend while Nonna and Papa were in town for Jack’s 6th Birthday, as well as Papa’s 60th birthday, it just happened to also be when our church had its Baby Dedication Day. It was a very special time for our family- and for you.
Mommy and I acknowledged in front of our church, The Bridge in Spring Hill, TN, and in front of God, that we will do our best to raise you in a home where you see the love of Christ and where you know the ways of the Lord.
Obviously, we are imperfect parents. We have our flaws. We will fail at times.
But we have a special eternal hope and joy in Jesus. You are undeniably being raised in a Christian household- and the ceremony of the Baby Dedication makes that publically official.
Even your middle name, Joy, is based on our Christian faith; choosing to find joy in life.
Our faith is beyond going to a building once a week. Our faith is built on loving others as ourselves. How can we love God if we don’t love each other?
Mommy and I see you as a gift from the Lord. We are responsible to God for you.
Specifically, as your earthly father, I am well aware of the important role I play in being your spiritual leader.
Our church gave you a children’s Bible, as well as, a special letter to open on the day of your salvation.
Just like I do with your brother’s children’s Bible that my Grandma gave me, I will be reading bedtime stories to you from this new children’s Bible. I am very proud to raise you in the Christian faith.
You are more than just a beautiful little girl. You are a soul to be nurtured.