Our pastor and close friend Chris did an amazing job dedicating the girls as Jason and I agreed to raise, protect, guide and teach our girls every single day to love our Heavenly Father. Jason and I each held one of our daughters in our arms, and as we stood up in front of all of our family and friends, we really felt so blessed that everyone there committed to help us as we lead our girls toward God. I pray that Laylie and Rael would love our God with all their heart and live their lives filled up with Him. I am praying that people would realize that something is different about them and that they would shine for His glory.
As Chris was speaking, he encouraged us to go out as a family and find the biggest rock that Jason could carry, and for us to take it back home as a reminder of what we stand for as a family. He also read "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself" and as he spoke those words, Laylie looked over at me and smiled because we had just been working together with her on memorizing that scripture!
We had a time of prayer for Jason, Laylie, Rael and I which made this mama tear up. What an amazing feeling to have the ones that you love and adore pray over you and your family. Laylie and Rael were each given a special Bible that had been signed by everyone. The service was brought to a close by being blessed by everyone with this verse: "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life, and you shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever!"
Afterwards, we had an awesome BBQ and hung out with our church family and friends for the rest of the day as we celebrated. What a perfect and glorious day!!