This past Sunday we had baby dedication for AJ at our church. Mom and Dad came up and the Dresslers came also. The pictures aren’t so great – but it went well and AJ did a good considering he had to be held by the pastor (and he doesn’t warm up well to others). Andrew was even up there with us and did pretty well. He was very shy and fidgety and even sat down on the stage at one point. The pastor read the verse we chose and our vision for the boys, then held and prayed over AJ. It was short and sweet. We then dropped the boys off at their classes and made our way back to watch our friends dedicate their twins.
Family picture Sunday morning before church and AJ looking like he’s ready to fight. (even though he was happy).
The rest of the service was great until our ‘number’ was up on the childcare screen. Assuming that it was AJ who was in ‘distress’, I walk right into the nursery to find AJ super happy and totally fine. Confused, I walk out of the nursery and into Andrew’s room to find Andrew very upset over something or other (due to circumstances there were many many kiddos and only one teacher and it might have just been a bit much for him). So I bring him into the hall to calm him and find that AJ is now noticeably ‘distressed’ because I came and went without him. So I pulled both boys (who are normally perfectly happy during church) and we finished the service standing in the back with the boys. Which was really fine. Just a little different.
Verse: Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy. 6:5-7
Parent’s vision to raise this child to be a dynamic follower of Jesus: Our biggest prayer would be for our sons to come to know Jesus as their Savior and for them to desire to follow Him with every ounce of their being. That they would be a light among their peers, they would stand firm against temptation, and do great things to God’s glory. Our delight would be for them to become men after God’s own heart.