Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sam's Dedication

This past Sunday, Sam was dedicated at church along with 33 other sweet babies.  I could go on and on about what that day meant to us, but I think the prayer the hub and I wrote together sums it all up perfectly...

Thanks for the great pic, Auntie Jenn!

Mighty God,
Thank you for loving us so much and allowing us to come to you and call you Father.  Today we celebrate our little warrior, Samuel.  What a gift he is and oh how many endless prayers you answered by bringing him into our lives.  We pray you protect him, but most of all we pray you guide us as his parents. 
What a tremendous honor it is to be entrusted to raise one of your children.  We ask that you walk with us as we introduce him to you.  As he quickly grows into a little boy, may he learn that Jesus loves him and wants to be his friend.  He will soon start testing our limits and his own.  May he learn that no matter how far he runs, you will always await his return with open arms.  And as he becomes a man, may he declare his dependence on you, God.
We love this boy madly, but we know you love him more.  And we cannot wait to see how he fits into your story.  Please walk with us daily as we seek to guide him into a growing relationship with you, and we pray for the day Sam accepts Christ as his Savior.  We are grateful for an amazing church that will partner with us in doing so, but we understand it is ultimately about what happens at home.
Protect our marriage and help us to continue to love each other well through every season.  And help us to love Sam well.  We are bound to mess up, but may he never question our love for him.
Lastly, thank you for making us wait for Sam.  In those six years, you molded our hearts and changed us for the better.  We would not have chosen this journey, but you have blessed us with it.  May your grace and peace continue to carry us as we begin this new adventure of parenthood.
In your loving Son's name,


Sasha said...

What a perfect prayer!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Crying. So beautiful!

I also LOVE his outfit!!

Jaime Andretta said...

I love his outfit! I would love that for my boys! Where did you get it?


Jaime Andretta said...

I love the outfit! Where did you get it? My boys are being baptized in a few weeks!

Buford Betty said...

Jaime - Both pieces were from separate sellers on etsy. TONS of jon-jon's on etsy that you can have personalized. And many can ship pretty quickly, so just dig around!

Jaime Andretta said...

Thanks, I'll check it out

Jaclyn N Lil M said...

That is one beautiful prayer!! Brought tears to my eyes