This Sunday we dedicated Colin to the Lord. It was a special time where we, as parents, publicly vowed to raise Colin to love the Lord. In return, the church also promised to help us. It was a beautiful little ceremony.
Here is the prayer that Ryan prayed over our Colin.
"Father, Thank you for Colin Edward. We recognize him as your gift and we are honored to raise him to know you and to love you. We proclaim that his life is precious, it's valuable, and it's full of purpose. We speak blessing and favor over him. We pray that you would use him mightily for your kingdom. We pray that you would give him great strength in his mind, body and spirit. We ask that you would speak to him and guide him at even a young age. Would you keep his heart soft and his spirit sensitive to you. Lord, may his faith be unshakable and his love for you unquenchable. We commit to love him and to point him towards you all of his days. We pray this in Jesus' name. Amen"
This Sunday was also Mother's day and I got to go shopping all by myself for a bit. It was nice to browse and not push a stroller. We ordered Thai food to-go and Ryan did the dishes. Overall, it was a great day. Dedicating Colin could not have been a better gift to me.