Monday, September 11, 2006
Yesterday we had Isabelle's Dedication in church. My mom, dad (otherwise known as Oma and Opa), Aunt Brenda, Aunt Sheila, Papaw Clynis were all able to make it down for the service. After church about 20 friends and relatives came over for lunch and cake to celebrate with us.
It was an amazing service as our pastor spoke a blessing over Isabelle and over us as her parents. If you've spent much time with my family, we believe strongly in the power of speaking blessing over people, but particularly over children or your own children, and it was powerful.
On another note, we choose to dress Isabelle in a christening dress, even though our church isn't of the christening tradition. I found this darling little white dress and a little bonnet called a heritage hankerchief bonnet. You can take out one or two stitches and it becomes a hankerchief that she can carry on her wedding day as her "something old." Cool, huh? And my good friend, Kirsten Drummond knitted her this BEAUTIFUL white blanket that we wrapped her in on her dedication day. Thanks Kir...we LOVE this blanket!