Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Delaney's Dedication

So I know I'm a bit behind, but on January 30th, 2010, Delaney Marie Dunlap was dedicated to the Lord. It was a very special day for our family, and made even more special by the presence of Delaney's Grammie and Grandpa Lee, who flew down just for the event. Delaney was blessed to have many of her favorite people on hand, like her Nana and Papa Dunlap, Great Aunt Joni and Great Uncle Kevin, Uncle Monkey, Auntie Beans, Auntie Kobbs, and many of her honorary aunties and uncles.

The dedication of Delaney to the Lord does not ensure her salvation nor a spot in heaven. It is a commitment stated publicly by her parents to raise her in a Godly home, to model for her what it's like to live out your faith, and to pray for her to continue to become the beautiful child that God created her to be. These are the things that we are committed to, and our family and friends stand as witnesses to our commitment.

Of course, Delaney was teething, getting over an ear infection, and didn't nap on the day of her big event, so things got a bit dicey towards the end. But she didn't cry during her time on stage, so we're counting it as a win for us.

Delaney and her entourage

Here we're praying over the squirmy, squirrely little bug

Delaney's Auntie Kobbs and Mama (and Delaney making out with Cheston)

Some very important people to Delaney (and us!)-The Quesadas & The Booths

We were all trying so hard to prevent the meltdown...

Delaney likes to pretend that she's a Quesada kid. Here she is with Eli, Emma, and baby Ruby. Delaney, Eli, and Ruby were all dedicated together, which just makes it even more special.

Crawling in a fancy dress can be tough. Unless you're a champion crab walker.


mme. bookling said...

Cute shoes.

Mary said...

She is so beautiful! Hey, we are going to be at the Happiest Place on Earth with my family next week (Monday-Thursday) want to meet up??? Maybe dinner or coffee or at least an exchange of meeting kids and hugs??

More Dorrs said...

Oh, how I would have loved to be there! Can't wait to see that sweet girl in a couple of weeks!

auntie b

Alyssa said...

Looking at the pictures makes me smile. I miss you guys, wish so much we could have been there praying with you for her amazing little life. Love you and can't wait to hang out soon!