Monday, July 20, 2009

"He will belong to the Lord all his life"

(taken from 1 Samuel 1: 28)


Grayden was baptised in our church yesterday. It was such a special day for our family, one we had been looking forward to for a long time. Our pastor preached on 1 Samuel 1 and it was the most perfect passage I could have picked to correspond to our life. I have used the passage "For this child I prayed" many times in reference to our life with Grayden and it wasn't until recently that I read deeper into the last part of the 27th and 28th verses more carefully where it says "and the Lord answered my prayer and gave him to me. 28 Now I give him back to the Lord. He will belong to the Lord all his life." And this is what baptism is to us, our promise to God to bring Grayden up to serve Him and belong to his family. We pray everyday that Grayden will belong to the Lord all his life!
Here are some pictures from our special day!










does this look familiar? My MIL made this banner and it hung in the sanctuary!

being presented by Pastor Andre as the newest member of our church

his new outfit for the party!

his cake (for my twitter friends: yes, 'Jesus' is spelled correctly! Phew!)

29 comments:

designHER Momma said...

Awesome! I was gonna ask if "jesus" got on the cake ok...

love his outfit!

Margarita said...

Aww, he looks so adorable in that tie shirt!! What a great looking cake too! Did he have any? lol

Tim said...

Katie,

What a beautiful post. I will never forget when either of my kids were dedicated to our Lord as babies. A very emotional day.

Im gonna link your blog to The Fort if thats ok with you. Let me know.

Im a followin now!

Love and Prayers,

Tim
Blog Frog Community Leader

Neal, Rachel and Morgan said...

How special! I thought yesterday's service was a really meaningful too! So glad the cake turned out!! :) Loved the banners too, I was wondering who had made them! Looks like you had a great time celebrating!!!

The Mommy Chef said...

Looks like it was a beautiful day!

Rebekah said...

Okay, too funny. Did you make that onesie with the tie? I literally have ties cut out and ready to be sewn on Ty's onesies, as we speak! I, too, plan on having him wear it at his dedication!

Rebekah said...

Okay, too funny. Did you make that onesie with the tie? I literally have ties cut out and ready to be sewn on Ty's onesies, as we speak! I, too, plan on having him wear it at his dedication!

Kirsten: said...

Love the pictures!!! He looks precious!!!

Bethany said...

Congrats to you all! What a special day!

No Crying Mama said...

I follow you on Twitter too...and your outfit is very cute! I know you were having trouble finding something to wear. Graydon is a handsome little man :)

Erin said...

What a handsome little guy! How proud you must be!

tscarter7 said...

What a very special day for you all! I will always remember the days we dedicate our children to the Lord. Very special memories...God bless you as you raise him to love and serve Jesus!

Ryan and Lydia said...

It was an awesome service. I cried many times!

Scrapingirl said...

That tie shirt is super cute!! And, yes it's a good thing Jesus is spelled right or it might end up on Cake wrecks.

Laanykidsmom said...

So thankful you were able to have this day. God has blessed you and you have been a testimony to His faithfulness. Continue to enjoy your son!

Still Cross Photography said...

Congrats! I have yet to commit myself to the Lord in this way however it's been on my heart more & more lately and I'm hoping to get baptised August 22, a very special day to me!
I'm so glad that Jesus was spelled correctly!
Love the outfits!

ShoeFanatic614 said...

Such a beautiful family! And I love G's christening outfit! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Katie,
This is by far one my most favorite posts! What a blessing to have Grayden baptised. It brought tears to my eyes! I must say too... that the banner your mother in law made was beautiful. So fitting and perfect for you AND I just had a long conversation with a friend last night about claiming this verse and praying on it daily, so I found it slightly ironic that you had in your blog! Congratulations!
With all my love,
Bekki

Holly said...

What a great day! The cake looks so yummy!

Lucy and Ethel said...

What a beautiful little guy!

It looks like it was a perfect day all around, thanks to a bit of angel intervention :)

Lucy

Trish said...

WOW Grayden looks just like your husband! I'm being serious!!!

Kate said...

maybe that's why i think he is so cute :)

blondie42107 said...

Congrats on his baptism! Such a special day to share with friends and family and there was no shortage of either (as seen in the pics)!

Love the family photo!

Bri said...

a very special day!

RN Mama said...

Congratulations Katie! I love his outfit with the tie!

Lori said...

He looks so precious in his little outfits. I am so happy that you have been blessed with such a wonderful little boy to add to your family, and also to the Lords family.

bri said...

Wow he is getting so big! Such a wonderful occasion! Blessings on your sweet family!

Jennyc said...

That cake looks so Cute and yummmy. He is so adorable in that outfit.

Mom's Fortress of Solitude said...

Katie:

I just found your blog on my nightly blog hop through the cybersphere, and I am thoroughly amazed by you!

Grayden is just beautiful! What a little miracle, after all you have been through.

I've been here, reading through your posts for at least an hour, now. We have a great deal in common.

My 14 year old son was diagnosed with a kidney disease at 13 months of age. His kidneys failed when he was 11 years old, and he received his transplant just before his 12th birthday.

Your posts about the meds, the deterioration of the diseased kidneys . . . well, everything was just all too familiar.

My brother donated his kidney to Koby, and we are forever in his debt. I wonder if they have that t-shirt in "Uncle." lol

Anyhow, I just wanted to say that you are truly an inspiration to your readers.

I'm going to stalk you, now. ;o)

Angela @ Mom's Fortress of Solitude