I always tear up when we, as a church body, recite the baby dedication pledge. This time, I was the one on stage next to my handsome husband who was holding my baby boy. Nana Deb bought him the cutest three piece outfit and even a pair of tiny moccasins.
As soon as we took the stage, Finn tooted…LOUDLY! Joey and I made eye contact, sure the entire church heard and smelled the homemade broccoli baby food toot our son just emitted. We moved on quickly…I read our chosen dedication verse:
We began praying this verse over Finn as soon as we found out he had Spina Bifida. It was a beautiful picture to me of the Father “covering” Finn’s exposed spine in utero, protecting his nerves from further damage.
I love this part of the congregation’s pledge:
“…When he laughs, we will laugh with him. When he cries, we will comfort him. When he asks questions, we will seek truth with him…”
We were so thankful to have Nana and Papa Rosell in the pew this morning and blessed that Joey’s Best Man, Rex, could make it too (he’s playing the lead in Richard III in OKC all the way from D.C.). Of course we were sad Nana and Papa Armstrong couldn’t make it, but we felt them with us in spirit. Finn is a lucky guy to have such a loving family and church family.