This past weekend we had Beau's baby dedication. It was a short and sweet little ceremony to dedicate Beau's life and our parenting journey to God. A celebration with friends and family followed. It's our hope and prayer that one day Beau will be called into the presence of God and give his life to Christ like Ben and I have, but this ceremony is kind of separate from that. This is a lot more about the road ahead with parenting Beau and trying to raise him up in a God fearing household.
Some people have this ceremony at their church, but because we attend a bigger church, this is done in home groups. Beau's photo was put on the slideshow at church when he was first born during celebration service, but we are encouraged to celebrate this milestone within our home groups. The last one our group hosted was at the beginning of 2015, and Beau was just a twinkle in our eye. :) This weekend we dedicated Beau, and three other children in our group that hadn't been dedicated yet also participated. It was such a sweet time! Our group loves being together, and we also had our family and closest friends at the dedication. We hosted it out at Strader Farm, and my father in law did the service. He did such an incredible job and we loved the personal touch. It will be so sweet to tell Beau about how his Pops performed his dedication service one day. :) The fall weather came out just in time for our relaxed, fall, farm vibe... my friend Meredith said "it's Victoria's fall!!!" to which I said, "YES!!!" We couldn't have asked for a sweeter time celebrating Beau!
Blurry photo, but too sweet not to include!
During the ceremony Beau actually fell asleep in my arms, haha! Ben was holding him at first and he started fussing a little bit so I took him and snuggled him close, he fell asleep almost immediately! A little cat nap in the middle of a celebration!! Haha!
This photo may just look like a bunch of people but it's the aftermath of us all gathering in the cool weather to pray over these four sweet babes!
Ps Southern Weddings is on sale now all over the South and I highly recommend picking up a copy. Grabbing the newest issue is always something that makes our November extra special!
"B" Necklace (for Ben and Beau because I'm cheesy)
Tassle Necklace (I got this using my Kendra birthday discount and have worn it TONS!)