Sunday, June 24, 2012

A note to my son on the day of his dedication:

Jude -

On March 27 of 2012, through the miracle of adoption, you were grafted into our family and have brought us such an amazing amount of laughter, joy and love.  Today we make a commitment before the Lord to submit your life to our God and promise to raise you in accordance with his word.  The first twenty one months of your life were marked by the things of this world, but know that God has been with you from the moment of your creation.  Although we were on the other side of the earth, he also planted deep within our hearts a love for you that knows no end.  We rejoice that in his wisdom he brought us together at this time and place.

God has adopted each of us as his sons and made us heirs to his kingdom.  In the same way we welcome you into our family and commit you to the Lord.  We promise to teach you and bring you up in his ways.  We promise to raise you in his church and to show you how to love God with all your heart, soul and strength.  We thank God for you, you are a blessing from the Lord.

We love you son.

Dad, Mom, Jonah, Reagan & Rylie

"I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.  So now I give him to the LORD.  For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD."  1 Samuel 1:27-28

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