Monday, July 14, 2008

Train Up a Child

This past Sunday was a very special time in our family. Jimmy and I dedicated ourselves and our sweet Hunter to God. The time was so amazing. I will always remember standing before the Lord, our families, friends, and church committing ourselves to raising Hunter in the Truth and to live our lives as an example of Christ's love for Hunter to see. What an awesome and precious responsibility we have! Brother Jerry challenged us and reminded us of the calling that we have as Christian parents. Hunter received his first Bible, a prayer shawl made by the ladies in our church, and an unlit candle. One of the traditions in our church is to light a candle when you are baptized. Some day, this candle will be lit when our sweet boy accepts our precious Jesus into his heart. My prayer for Mr. H is that God will grow him into a mighty man of God.

We are so thankful to have so many people standing beside us at this special time. Both sets of Hunter's grandparents were there as well as Hunter's Aunt Sassy and Uncle Daniel. My Aunt Jody and cousin Brent, Tita and Bobby as well as our sweet church friends. Thank you for sharing this special time with us. We love you all.

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it.
Proverbs 22:6

1 comment:

Natalie said...

oh i am so glad that yall had such a special time! we dedicated ourselves with both kirstyn and james.

i really love that first picture of Hunter. So cute! I can't believe how big he is getting already!