Saturday, March 31, 2012

Jayvan's Dedication

 On Saturday, March 31, 2012 we dedicated Jayvan.  To be honest it is more about dedicating ourselves and our friends and family dedicating themselves to help us raise Jayvan to develop his own relationship with Christ.  It is a special time to publicly pronounce our intentions to raise our son in a Christian home and all that entails. 

We chose a life verse for Jayvan:
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.  Plans to prosper you and not to harm you.  Plans to give you a hope and a future."   Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
When Matt and I were considering life verses for Jayvan, this verse really spoke to us.  We knew that God had already planned Jayvan's life before we knew of him.  God already knew that we would be his parents and he would be our son.  

Here we are on stage with our Children's Pastor, Brian Gann.
 After the dedication, we stopped to take some pictures in front of the tulips outside the church.  Lexi is rocking the cheesy smile these days.

 Then we went for our standard after-church dinner at Jason's Deli. 
 Jayvan really got into opening his gift from Nana.  He even used his teeth.  She got him this beautiful blanket with various scriptures embroidered on it.
 We really appreciate all of our family and friends who made it out to celebrate this occasion with us.

1 comment:

  1. So a precious celebration! I remember how wonderful I felt at Avalyns baptism.