6.21.2011

Sophia's Dedication

Sophia was dedicated at our church on Sunday, which made for an even more special Father's Day celebration for Eric. It was such a great day. Sophia could not have timed her naps and eating throughout the day better. She took a nap before church, was perfectly awake and content during the dedication, fell asleep in the nursery, and then took great naps all day once we got home. What was really neat was having both sets of grandparents present as well as Josh/Meg & their kids. We had many good friends come to support us and join us in prayer over the dedication which we really appreciated so much! Even though we have dedicated Sophia to the Lord daily from the early days of pregnancy, it was special to do so publicly and give thanks to God for our sweet girl. We had family over for lunch afterwards to just hang out. It was a day that we will never forget and cherish always.

The verse we prayed over Sophia is Psalm 22:10 , "From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother's womb you have been my God." We pray every day for Sophia to know and love the Lord as her God. That He would be deeply routed in her heart from birth. O Lord may it be so! That our sweet one would know and delight in you!

** also fun tidbit, Sophia is wearing a dress that I wore as a baby too! I was a little older than 4.5 months when I fit me though... :)


Pastor Don praying over Sophia. We are so thankful for our blessing from God!!

2 comments:

Katie said...

can you post her dedication verse? ;) xoxo sophia!

The Shillings said...

Katie - great idea! I updated the post to include it!