Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Avery's Dedication

 We had Avery dedicated to the Lord on June 1, 2014. Our pastor, who dedicated me 33 years ago, performed Avery's dedication as well. :-) It was a special day, and we were blessed to be surrounded by our family and church friends.

(Our church does not have good lighting and the carpet is bright red, which makes taking nice pictures very hard. So I just transferred all of these pictures to black and white.)

Our Pastor praying over Avery.

 22 years ago, when my Aunt Karla and Uncle Mark had their first son, Travis, they received a dedication outfit as a gift from a woman in our church. They later, had another son, Tyler, who also wore the same outfit to be dedicated. When my sister had Landon 7 years ago, he wore the outfit as well and then Jackson and Mason wore it 2 years ago. I debated on weather to get Avery a dress to wear since she's a girl, but ultimately decided it was fitting for her to wear the outfit as well and I'm so glad I did. I made it look a little more girly by having her wear a big white headband. :-)  This is a picture of all the boys, and Avery, who have worn the outfit.

My Papa Reg holding Avery.

My immediate family.

Jake, Avery and I with Jake's Mom.

Jake and Avery with Jake's brothers.

Avery with her Grandma and Maw Maw. :-) 

My sweet Avery after being dedicated to the Lord.


The cousins on my side of the family. :-) 

"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord." 1 Samuel 1:27-28