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BABY GIRL’S DEDICATION

Huzband and I dedicated baby girl at church on Sunday April 22nd 2012.  It was beautiful.  Full of love for baby girl.  We did the traditional “we do’s”, but we wanted to personally write promises (vows) to her. 

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Huzband:  We feel very blessed to be your parents, to honor this blessing I promise to be present, available, encouraging, supportive, and protective, but hopefully not overbearing.  (Pastor: good luck.)  Most of all I promise to model healthy relationships and pray that together we may grow in and truly experience the love of Jesus Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
 

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 Me: I promise to pursue the Lord with a willing heart.
        I promise to pray the word of God over, in and throughout your life.
        I promise to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger.
        I promise to teach you an eternal perspective.
 
I was nervous.  Family was converging.  I was so thankful they wanted to be here.  I didn’t know how to make each feel welcome and comfortable.  So after days on worry and week of not sleeping, I prayed with huzband…confessing my desire to worry about what other people thought.  I knew the boundary, how to protect my family.  But I still used a ton of energy to worry, to play scenarios in back in my mind.  I started a new day.  The Lord has specificly given baby girl to huzband and I to push us toward Him…it will be a blessing and a chalenge.

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I take a ton of pictures.  I struggle to unload them off the camera or my phone.  My goal is to post one picture and at least one word each week.  So at the end of the year I have 52 edited pictures and a few words to remind us what we savored.  Here’s to adding some structure to this new life.

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SHOPPING

We went to Target and tried on headbands.

She was done early.

 

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I take a ton of pictures.  I struggle to unload them off the camera or my phone.  My goal is to post one picture and at least one word each week.  So at the end of the year I have 52 edited pictures and a few words to remind us what we savored.  Here’s to adding some structure to this new life.

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EASTER

Cousins after the Easter egg hunt.

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I take a ton of pictures.  I struggle to unload them off the camera or my phone.  My goal is to post one picture and at least one word each week.  So at the end of the year I have 52 edited pictures and a few words to remind us what we savored.  Here’s to adding some structure to this new life.

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IN MY ARMS

She still sleeps in my arms.  At 9 month and 2 weeks old, she fits in my arms.  Calm and comfortable and breathing with soothing hum….she wants to be in my arms.

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I take a ton of pictures.  I struggle to unload them off the camera or my phone.  My goal is to post one picture and at least one word each week.  So at the end of the year I have 52 edited pictures and a few words to remind us what we savored.  Here’s to adding some structure to this new life.

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KNIT TOGETHER

We have a sister church in Ameya, Nicaragua and our women have put together a quilt especially for Pastor’s wife.  As I quilted I prayed

‘that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.’ Colossians 2:1

I had never quilted before, and I enjoyed every minute of it (thanks Margie).  I sat under a big warm quilt, stitching and praying, while Danny was revealing in March madness.  I might make this a winter tradition.

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I take a ton of pictures.  I struggle to unload them off the camera or my phone.  My goal is to post one picture and at least one word each week.  So at the end of the year I have 52 edited pictures and a few words to remind us what we savored. I’m a little late, but here’s to adding some structure to this new life.