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Sunday, November 2, 2008

big day for Glory girl

So today we had baby dedication at Mars Hill & we dedicated our little lamby to the Lord. Sweet day, really. We started off with breakfast with friends then hopped up on stage at church where Nick spoke Colossians 1:9-12 over our sweet baby love.

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

Nick also added that we pray Glory finds a godly husband - when she's thirty. That's when I made this face.

We came home to play with brother, watch this sweet video our family sent Glory, and have a dinner in Glor's honor at Debi & Miles house. Wait, wait! There was time for more - Glory even cut her first tooth today! I noticed she hadn't taken a bottle in almost a whole day and a conversation with my mom prodded me to check - and sure enough, there was a sweet little tooth popping out her little baby gum!

Glory - there is so much I could say about you. You were the surprise of a lifetime - in all the right ways. I expected to lose you, and didn't. I thought you were going to cry for the rest of your life, and you abruptly stopped. We were pretty sure you were going to be the high-need child, and now we're constantly afraid we're going to leave you somewhere because you are so low maintenance. You show me the glory of God like no other human on this planet, because you love so simply and so abundantly already. You love your Daddy like he's your boyfriend, your brother like he's your clown, and your mama like she's your bff. And... you love your reflection like nothing else!

I do pray all of those things, understanding and that you'd be pleasing to God. That you'd experience His full power & you would share in this amazing inheritance we have as daughters and sons adopted by God. I pray that you'd learn from me - and not have to make all my mistakes, but more than that I pray you'd accept God's grace when you make your own. I love you, little lamb, and I'm so proud of you already.


Milovy said...

This made me tear up a bit. Your daughter is so precious.

Leigh said...

Oh girl you have me crying at my desk! Can't wait to see the amazing Godly woman Glory becomes, she certainly has a great mama!

staci with an i said...

this is so sweet. i wish i couldve been there!

Pinkie Winkie said...

I'm glad I was there to witness and pray for your sweet family. But 30 is way too old!!! 8)

jasonbradley said...

beautiful! And yeah, Nick got the only laugh of the bunch of dedications... Glory's face is like, uh, what did he just say?!

and yes, 30 sounds good to me too.