Last weekend was a big one for such a little girl. As Josh and I were taking our first long trip with Lucia down the thruway to Jersey, his father and step-mom were flying out from Kansas to Jersey for a extended weekend at the Martone's.
The weekend was the first for a few things. It was the first time Lucia got to meet her other grandparents, the first time she watched a Buckeyes game, the first time she met her Aunt Susan and cousin Angela and the first time she took a crap and had it leak all over my mother =)... Ah what fun.
But the big event of the weekend was more special than all of these wonderful things. On Sunday, we dedicated Lucia to the Lord. Similar to a christening or baptism, a baby dedication is a ceremony where believing parents make a commitment before the Lord to submit the child to God's will for their life and promise to raise the child in God's way.
Lucia is such a joy in our lives and a direct answer of prayer from God...So for Josh and I it was so important to stand before family and close friends and essentially give her back into His very capable hands. My Uncle David did the ceremony and what a blessing to be able to stand there and tell God...thank you for this child...we promise to raise her in your Word and your truth!
After the ceremony immediate family and a few close friends joined us for a meal in celebration. Lucia...after screaming like a crazy baby at the beginning of the meal passed out cold and remained sleeping for the entire time...Don't worry little girl I video taped it so you can check that out when you are older ;)
Here are some pictures from the weekend!
Hello friends! I am Lisa. Lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, a wife and a mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.