First, we had the honor of dedicating Nate in our church that morning. It was a special event, and we were blessed to have many friends and family coming out to support us that morning. Thank you to each one of you, who took time out of your day, and rearranged your schedule or routine! You are all such an integral part of our family - and we're so thankful God has placed you in our lives!
Since not everyone could make it, I thought I'd share a little of what happened that morning. There were three couples who were dedicating their child that morning. Each of us were asked to either share a prayer or covenant to our child with the congregation. This was our part of the morning:
To our Sweet Little Nate:
Psalm 139 says:
"For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
Your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be."
Nate....like everyone here today, you are on a journey. The journey may not always be easy, but you are loved by the Almighty God, who has promised to be with you always. We feel honored that God has chosen and entrusted us to care for and love you.
But we are not the only ones. You are surrounded by so many people - family and friends - who love you too, and pray for you everyday.
Every part of you was created by God - with purpose - and He has an incredible plan for your life.
Nate, you have already filled our hearts and our home with so much joy You are a blessing to us and to your big brother, Brady.
Deuteronomy 31:6 says:
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
The second occasion we celebrated was Mother's Day. My family (minus the Mississauga ones!) came over after church and we enjoyed a delicious lunch together.
And since we were all together, we also celebrated Nate's first birthday!
After lunch, we headed to Mom and Dad's for some gator time!!
We typically don't make Brady wear a helmet for playing outside!! But he had just driven his bike and needed to get right into the gator!
(Hmmmm....helmet still on. The 'Play Safe' poster child?!?)
By the way - I know the correct term would be 'triple threat' to describe the 3 events we had going on, but 'triple treat' sounded way happier!!