Sunday, April 13, 2008

Family Dedication

About a year ago, almost to the day, we started attending Christ Church in Rockwall. We had known about Christ Church for a while. At the time they were meeting in the living room at the pastor's house here in downtown Rockwall. Well we weren't brave enough to bust in there with Presley, then 10 months old. (Plus we are kind of chicken like that.)

We had chose a few churches in Rockwall to attend three times each and then we would decide which one we wanted to join. We started with Lakepointe. It was a great church, but so massive, and we felt lost in the bustle. We then went to Christ Church with my sister and brother-in-law who had already gone a couple of times. Christ Church was on the complete opposite end of the spectrum and we felt so welcome and Presley did great in the nursery (she was crying each time we picked her up from the nursery at Lakepointe - which was mainly due to a conflict in her naptime and feeding time). Well after going to Christ Church, we just felt at home and didn't even make it to the last church we planned to attend before making our decision.

Well, today at church, we dedicated Presley Anne and Teagan Astelle to the Lord. Lord, may we continue to have Your guidance and wisdon as we nurture these precious girls in the name of Jesus, Amen!

It was a very special service and our entire family was there along with our church family. The sermon was entitled "It takes a church to raise a Christian," which was very fitting. We are so fortunate in so many ways, but one that speaks the loudest, is our loving and supportive family.

Here's the whole fam. Thank you all for being there!

Here's us with our friends (and pastor), Andrew and Rachael Daugherty.

Thank you, Andrew and Rachael for making today very special for us!


Carole said...

That's awesome that y'all have a church you feel so connected with! We feel the same way about our church home. Hunter's dedication was such a special experience - I can tell Teagan and Presley's was too!

The Martinez Family said...

I am so happy for y'all. Congratulations on a special day and moment. Your girls are so blessed to have you and Price as parents.

Rachael Leigh Photography said...

That one brought a tear to my eye, it was cool to hear the whole story.