“Do you promise to raise her in a Godly manner to the best of your ability?”
May 13th- Mother’s Day and Baby Dedication. Meg, Harper, and I stand in front of our church family with our Pastor between us and another family of four. Even after being on stage every week playing in our praise band, right now, with no instrument in my hand, I am nervous. I’m not expected to give a speech, not expected to sing a solo, not even answer some biblical trivia. (Thank Goodness) But what I am about to do, at this moment, is still just as nerve racking.
Meg stands just to my left holding Harper. (Who is giving everyone she looks at the stare down) Directly to my right stands our preacher holding his Bible and a certificate with our names on it. When I notice my nerves are probably controlling my facial muscles I make a quick correction and replace with the appropriate smile. The pastor begins with introductions.
Next Pastor Chris starts the dedication process. (No don’t worry we don’t do any weird sacrifices or anything like that.) The dedication process for us is just a few short questions for Meg and I, and then Pastor Chris asks the congregation to help us and keep us accountable.
It was truly a great experience and I feel like I will strive to be a better Christian example for Harper because of our accountability with our church family. After asking the congregation to help you raise your daughter in a Godly manner it may make you view your lifestyle a little different as well. I am extremely thankful for our Pastor, church family, and our physical family that was also there for our support!