Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dedicated Dedicated Dedicated

Sunday, we finally had the triplets' Baby Dedication!

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 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!


the schirano triplets said...

it looks like it was just a beautifully perfect day! congratulations!

Dorinda said...

Very sweet! We haven't gotten any of our kids dedicated and we really wanted to do all 5 when the triplets came along but now we're 17 months into it - think that's too late??

So glad you got it done! May the Lord bless you and your family as you raise all of your little blessings...

Superhero Mom said...

Congratulations! That must have been a blast. I would love to have been there. I'll be keeping up more closely now that I have my own blogspot. See you were such motivation for me!

Jared & Becky said...

Hey! I found your blog through your comments on "the schirano triplets". I love the last pic at baby dedication. Hysterical! I also wanted to share that I too have an Eli. I look forward to further checking out your blog but only after I get some sleep.

Sullins' Spot said...

That is awesome! It looks like you guys had a wonderful day. I totally understand about all of the coordinations! Josh's dad and my dad are Pastor's and it is hard to get everything ready and situated for everyone to be at the same place at the same time!

Just want you know I think about you and pray for you and your kiddo's everyday! Even though we have never officially met, you are a blessing to me!

Talk soon,

Proud Momma X 3 said...

You have a lovely family.