Sunday, September 26, 2010

BLESSED

Today was a special day. We stood before our family, friends, church, and God and made a commitment to raise Heath to know and love the Lord! We prayed that we would be BLESSED with His love, wisdom, and guidance as we take on this incredible responsibility!

We have been entrusted with this most precious little guy! And today we dedicated his life to the Lord and dedicated our lives to guiding him, loving him, praying for him, teaching him, cheering for him, comforting him, laughing, and playing with him! We have been given the best gift in Heath, he is wonderfully and perfectly made! And we are privileged to walk along side of him as he becomes a man of God.

We are so thankful for all of the people who treasure Heath and will help encourage him in his faith in the future. We enjoyed celebrating this day with Mark's family and some close friends, and of course, we deeply missed having Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie Mal, and Uncle T. here today! So for all who weren't able to be there, here are some photos from the service and brunch at our house afterwards.

Nolan was quite fascinated by the big screen and band behind us! He didn't really realize we were praying!

Heath did great, was content, and didn't mind when Pastor Doug held him! At one point Nolan made a blankie hat, and he talked a bit here and there while on stage, but overall did a pretty good job in front of so many people!

We had Nolan dedicated when he was 10 months too! And now he's my big boy!

The best family pic we could get with 2 tired boys!

Our adorable little guy! Absolutely LOVE that smile!

Opening up his new Children's Bible from Oma & Opa...

and a special card from Mommy & Daddy...

and the best little note from his big cousin Payton!

And lastly...a video of the dedication. It was so fun to be able to share this occasion with our dear friends Ernie & Kim Krauth and their cutie little girl Ella. You'll see them in the clips as well!


All thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
Isaiah 54:13

Heath,
We pray that you will love the Lord, that you will be strong in your faith, a leader, confident in who God made you to be. We love you so incredibly much and are honored to be your parents!

xoxo
Mommy & Daddy

6 comments:

thesloothaaks said...

What a special day! We love you, Heath, and are honored to be able to pray for you as you grow!

Cara S. said...

Glad we could be a part of your special day, Heator. We love you very much, and you definitely are super cyoot! :)

Anonymous said...

Wish we could have been there! See you next week! Love, Grandma

Duke0730 said...

Yeah HEATH! We are privileged to share your special day with you. Love Ella and the Krauths

boschkp said...

Heath is so blessed to have such loving and caring parents and family. May the Lord always be with all of you.

Dave and Tara Harris said...

How sweet! You have such a beautiful family! Your boys are so adorable. What a special day to dedicate Heath to the Lord! That is reason to celebrate! You and Mark are such great parents!