Today at church we dedicated Jax to the Lord. This is a day I've been eagerly looking to for so long now-probably since we found out we were pregnant. I believe with all my heart that children are a blessing from God and have nothing to do with our own goodness or abilities. I realize how incredibly fortunate we are to have a healthy baby boy and want nothing more than to honor God with how we raise him. We don't believe in baptizing babies, but we do dedicate them. Essentially it's just us as a couple vowing to stay married, to live lives that are pleasing to God, and to raise Jax in a house that loves and serves the Lord.
We were so blessed to have both sets of parents at church with us today, and that our families from out of town were able to watch online. It was a sweet little dedication and I was so glad that Pastor Ken (whom I call Poppy) was the one to do it. He is the Pastor that married us, but even more than that, he's my best friend's father. I've known their family for years, have spend birthdays and holidays with them and he is like my adopted dad and it was wonderful have him be the one to present Jax to the church. Jax did wonderfully and just took it all in. He looks so serious in all the pictures, which is so funny since that is definitely not his personality! We were able to get some sweet photos of the day that I know we will look back on and treasure.
It was such a wonderful day and I am so thankful that our friends and family who love us were able to see it and that our parents could be there with us. We pray for Jax, that he will know the Lord and have a heart for Him and I hope that this is just the beginning of his life with Christ. My greatest desire is to be able to say this one day:
"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth" 3John1:4