This past Sunday was a special day for the Apedaile Family. We had JT's baby dedication at church. What this is, we as parent's dedicate ourselves to raising JT in a home that will focus on teaching, loving, and serving our lives to Jesus. A tall task indeed, but one Christ has called both John and I to do so with His grace, mercy, and direction.
There were many families also doing the same thing at this service. One great thing was 3 of our close friends were also dedicating their babies as well. JT's friends, Finn, Micah, and Abby were dedicated on Sunday. The service consisted of the parents pledging to raise their children in a Christ centered home, prayers for the families, and a small photo slide show of each of the children being dedicated that day.
As remembrance of this day, the church gave the Mommy's roses, Dad's a New Testament Bible to present to their babies/children, and a certificate noting this important day. As Psalm 127:3 states, "Children are a gift from God;they are His reward."