April 7th was a big day for little Dayton! We dedicated him to the Lord at our church on Sunday, April 7th in front of our family and friends. Dedicating him meant that we were vowing to raise him in church, teaching him to walk in the Truth of scripture, and praying over him daily. We are going to raise Dayton (and Sawyer) to love Jesus and hopefully they will come to know Him at an early age. Isn't that every Christian parent's dream? It is certainly ours. We searched for verses for both of our children and the one we chose for Dayton is Psalm 84:11 "For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly." DAYTON has many meanings (such as town of David and dairy town), but one meaning we found is SUN. We loved that one of the verses we found for him said "God is a sun…" and so that helped us narrow it down from about 3 verses to this 1.
During Dayton's dedication we were called up on stage where they showed a slide of him with a cute picture and his life verse. Our friends and family stood in support and Casey & I were each asked to vow that we would raise our child under Biblical authority and with the support and encouragement from our friends and family. We vowed to love and nurture him and pray over him. We closed the service in prayer. It was a sweet time. :)
Here is Dayton's slide from the service!
A recap of the day:)
my handsome boy
Several of the families on stage…
Our little family of four :)
The little reception area in the lobby!
The Coats and The Rickersons
Dayton & Mathis are 4 months apart and are sure to be good buddies :)
Dayton got several gifts! Ginni got him a super cute little Bible with a furry Lion front. So cute! He also got a "My First Bible" from c|Life as well as the cute cookie bouquet!
Such a sweet day dedicating our baby boy to the Lord!
We love you so much, Dayton Lee!