Monday, September 24, 2007

Giving Back to the Lord!

Yesterday was a very sweet day for us as we dedicated our sweet Ruthie back to our Lord. We were blessed by many family attending church with us! Grandma Fogle and Grandma and Paw-Paw Zeller; Aunt Mardi, Uncle Jack, Luke, and Bailey; Aunt Angie, Uncle Adam, Michel, and Tiffany were all there. Plus, our sweet friend Sandy! Not to mention our church family who were there to celebrate with us! We also had family who wished they could be there but were out of town!

Our family came to the front of the church where Pastor Billy said a little about Ruthie (like he hasn't heard her cry about asking for trouble!) and our Family. He talked about Tony and how he is the head of our house and the Spiritual leader of our family (his girls!). Then the elders came up and Billy anointed her head with oil and lifted her up in prayer! Our hearts were so full!

Lord, again, I lift Ruthie up to you. She is your gift and blessing to us. We are so honored and blessed that you would allow us to raise Ruthie and we pray that you would give us the wisdom to raise her in YOU, oh Lord. We ask that you would seal your Word upon her heart. That you would speak to her and the Holy Spirit would call to her so she would answer to great and mighty things for Your glory. Lord, go before her and behind her, and keep your hand upon her. Lord we recognize she is Yours. We thank you for the blessing she is to our life. Amen

After church we had everyone over to our house for lunch. Ham, mac n cheese, green beans and corn casserole (thanks Alana for the recipe!) It was yummy if I do say so!

Here are some pictures of this blessed event:


Janelle said...

Love the last picture...such a reality!

You are an awesome mommy. I love reading about life with little Ruthie.

I must say, Alana's corn casserole gets rave reviews. Maybe you should come for a visit and bring that adorable baby with you! :)

Alana said...


Love the last pic ;-)

dawn said...

So sweet. Congrats on her dedication. That will make a neat scrapbook page!