Today was Faith Clare's dedication at church and it was sweet, short and pretty much perfect.

What an important day for us as we dedicated her to the Lord... the Lord that blessed us with her. The same Lord that knew every detail of our lives, and hers, and chose her just for us. I felt such joy as we stood at the front of the sanctuary and stated that we were committing to raise her in a home that would teach her of the Lord and the Bible, both by precept and by example, and how to love God entirely. It was a precious time and she did great, even clapping a few times during the joint dedication of 37 children. Just beautiful!

Today was an important day emotionally for me as well. When I stepped into my closet this morning there was no doubt what I would be wearing for this special occasion. The dress has been hanging in my closet since the last time I put it on that Saturday morning, January 26th, 2008. It is the one that I wore to celebrate the brief life of our precious second son and today I was able to wear it in a similar, but very different manner; to celebrate the life of our precious first daughter and symbolically give her over to the Lord as well. Wow... once again, simply beautiful!

"Then it was time for their purification offering, as required by the law of Moses after the birth of a child; so his parents took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord."- Luke 2:22


Shana said…
I remember when we dedicated Blaze to God. It was a beautiful and awesome thing. It is also an awesome responsibility. I take it so seriously and am so happy to see others doing the same thing. God Bless Your family.
Rachel E. said…
Congratulations on Faith's dedication! She looks like such a little doll in that first picture.
Katy said…
What a beautiful day and a beautiful writing to remember it all.

I have to smile as it appears that little Faith has discovered her tongue! Too cute and very funny.

Prayers for more special days to write about for each of you!!

Christa Mc said…
wow! congratulations... what a sweet moment! I am looking forward to Will's even more now. I recognized the dress even before I got down to that part of the blog entry... symbolicly beautiful - perfect choice
Kathy said…
Congratulations on Faith Claire's day of dedication.

Perfect dress, Kenzie with perfect meaning. You girls both looked beautiful and your men so handsome.

God is good! May He continue to shower your sweet family with all His goodness!!!
Corie said…
What a precious day...and that you wore the same dress...that brought tears to my eyes. What a great family you have. Praying as we raise our little ones here to praise the Father that their brothers already are!
Laurie in Ca. said…
Yes Kenzie, you summed it all up when you stated that once again, simply beautiful. How precious are each and everyone of your children? Love you girl.

Love and Hugs, Laurie
Anonymous said…
I prayed for all of you all day long. It is awesome to read this today and to know that we are so blessed to have so much love in our family. My grandchildren are absolutely beautiful. ITA
Deb D. said…
Kenzie: You are a woman of substance, character, and depth. I so enjoy following your lovely family's journey, through the joys and the heart-wrenching sorrows, the beauty and the hurdles. Thank you for sharing this and the photos. You truly do have the cutest (!!) children.

Blessings on you all.

Deb D.
kristy said…
Love you Kenz! What a perfect day for that dress to be worn again! I cannot believe how big those beautiful kids are getting! We MUST get together soon!
Anonymous said…
What darling pictures of your fabulous day! Faith Clare looks like she is so spunky! Reminds so much of someone else! A beautiful family and a fantastic day! We only wish we could have been there to help celebrate! We DO know that the Lord is overjoyed at your happy, faithful family! The dress was perfect for this occasion too. God Bless You! We love ya, M&D

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