We wanted to make sure my parents could participate, and since my Dad's a pastor, it's kind of hard to him to take off a Sunday to come down to Jersey from CT. Plus, there's that whole travel schedule thing. We needed to make sure my Pastor of World Outreach Father was actually IN the country! I'm so glad we waited, our pastor asked my Dad if he'd like to preach! How cool is that? My Dad...preaching...at my church! Way cool.
For the past few months, I've wondered how this dedication was going to happen...logistically speaking. When our pastor calls our family up, there are 2 adults and 5 kids. Two of those kids can walk on their own...3 need to be carried. I'm sorry, but I don't trust Zoe to carry a baby up to the front of the church! Not to mention all the "chronologically challenged" congregants that would have a heart attack watching that! Thankfully, Shane's sister walked up with us as the entire extended family came to the front to show their support and dedication to these babies.
Even though our babies are triplets, we wanted to make sure each one was individually brought before the Lord. Our pastor made sure that happened. Shane's father held Cole, my father held Eli, & Pastor Wes held Ava. Each of them prayed over the baby they were holding. It was so beautiful. If I was technically savvy, I'd be able to post the video...but alas...I'm not! Someday though, when I have a moment (maybe 18 years from now), I'll transcribe each of those prayers and update this post to include them. For now, take my word, each prayer was unique to that child and really a blessing over that baby.
Enjoy some of the moments through these pictures:
Cole wanted to eat PopPop's microphone!
Eli wanted to play with Granddad's face!
Ava was busy trying to figure out who was holding her!