Jackson's baby dedication was held this month at our church. And I have to say that I love how our pastor does baby dedications. He treats each family individually and each baby gets his own personal dedication service. As with Shawn and Clayton's dedication, Brian and I both were presented with roses as symbols of our love as parents. Brian received a red rose, symbolizing the sacrifice a father makes in providing for his family, as well as the sacrifice that Jesus made with His blood on the cross. I received a white rose, symbolizing the pure love a mother has for her child, as well as the pure and unconditonal love that Jesus has for us. Our pastor then prayed over us, and then said a special prayer over Jackson for the life he will lead. It really is a beautiful ceremony, no matter how many times you've witnessed it!
Thanks to Rhonda for the pics!