May 12, 2013

Watts's Baby Dedication

Since moving to Baton Rouge we have attended Parkview Baptist Church, but literally the Sunday we were planning to join the pastor resigned, so we put the brakes on actually joining until they have a full-time pastor.  All that to say, although we are not technically members at PBC, we kind of consider it our home church here in Baton Rouge.  The first baby dedication that they had after Watts was born happened to be on the Sunday that we were at Disney World, so we missed it.  Instead of waiting for another opportunity to roll around at Parkview, we decided that we would dedicate Watts at our actual home church in LaPlace on Mother's Day.  There were several benefits to this plan: 1) both girls were dedicated in LaPlace on Mother's Day, so it is something of a tradition for our babies, 2) Watts would actually have his baby dedication while he was still a baby and not walk up on stage like a teenager, and 3) we would get to have a reunion with all our wonderful LaPlace FBC family that we love and miss so much.  So here we are on the big day...
The whole family attended the service, including grandparents, but for some reason Cille decided that she did not want to be publicly associated with us and she stayed in her seat...probably had something to do with the grandparents also being in the seat...
Watts was very well behaved during the service and the only major hiccup was that I did not put a bib on him and he spit up on his shirt right before we got called to the front...
Pastor Paul praying for our family...



It was wonderful to be back home for this special ceremony of dedicating our only son to our precious Savior.  Being a parent gives you a new perspective on the sacrifice that our Father in heaven made when He gave His only son to die for our sins.  Thank You, Lord, for giving Your son's life so that my son can have the chance to spend eternity in Your kingdom.  Jesus truly is the greatest gift of all time!

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