Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.
We had the honor of dedicating our beautiful blessing Vera Ann to the Lord on May 6th, 2012 with Pastor Larry Yeoman (he did our premarital counseling, so fun that he can join in our journey). We were surrounded with family and friends as we asked God to help guide us as parents to shephard our young daughter's heart so that she would grow into a loving, compassionate, kind-hearted, God-fearing women He designed her to be. She is a sweet, precious gift for sure!
As parents we were charged to come with scripture to share with the congregation. Scott and I chose these too - as we have both committed them to memory as we walk daily in the role of parent.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These commandments I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them upon your children. Talk about them when you sit at home, when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
After the beautiful service, we treated our guests to a yummy brunch and fellowship...thanks to all of those who remembered our family in prayers and thoughts on this special day. We are thankful to have such wonderful people God has placed in our lives to help us as we raise our children for the Lord. They are above all His!
Our prayer for you Vera Ann is to Love the Lord with all your heart, learn to obey and follow Him, treat others the way Christ taught us to, and follow your dreams and the journey God has ordained for you. He goes before you and prepares the way and we will hold your hand and pray for you all along...we love you more than words can express and that is just a shadow of how much more God loves you sweet girl!