yesterday was a special one

at church yesterday morning, we dedicated our dear jane before the Lord. a tear escaped my eye as ben, jane, and i stood with other couples and children to acknowledge our little ones as gifts from God. it was a sober moment. a heavy moment. one i won't forget.

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God is big. God is good. our pastor put his hand on little jane and said, "jane, together with your parents who love you dearly and this people who care about the outcome of your faith, i dedicate you to God, surrendering together with them all worldly claim upon your life in the hope that you will belong wholly to Jesus Christ, forever."

we said a hearty A-MEN!

afterward, we hosted a lunch for our families. it was cozy, but it worked. in true baby fashion, the guest of honor napped for a good portion of it. :)

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later, the three of us had a quiet evening together. the sky was getting darker. ben was making jane laugh. and david crowder band was singing, "oh, happiness! there's grace enough for us and the whole human race." i closed my eyes and gave heartfelt thanks for God's blessings in our lives.

it was a very special day.