We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers. - I Thessalonians 1:2

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Sunday, April 6, 2008


So, after two months, we invited the whole clan to our little church and had a small prayer and showing of support to dedicate our daughter to be raised in a Christian home. It was great to have all of our family around us (In all, I think we had 18 people surrounding Cate for her prayer). I can't believe how much influence she already has on the lives of our family and friends and how the very nature of being a family has been a witness already to our friends, coworkers, and others. God is truly amazing. I know that we will have hard times in this journey of parenting, but God has a reason and purpose for it all. And our prayer is that Cate finds that grace in God one day. Here are a few pictures from the day. And by the way, because of all the family being around, she has slept so soundly the last couple of nights. :)
Here we are getting ready for church this morning. Cate has started to be a little more cooperative with the camera and smiling when she should.
Her cake from the post-dedication festivities.

The White/Shook Clan.

. . . And the Riggs/Smith Clan

And Finally Cate in her post-festivities clothes getting ready for our walk to the Library. And for those of you that don't get the reference on the shirt, two people who are Miami Alums and marry are nicknamed Miami Mergers, so she is the result of one incredible merge. Enjoy the beautiful weather.

- Papa E.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

I'm osrry to tell you your best friend died but he did. He saw that last picture of Cate and keeled right over. He'd never seen such a precious/funny picture in his life and it was a pinnacle he knew would never be reached again in life.. Thus the good Lord took him on home. Now he knits wing warmers for angels and sits in a rocking chair all day. crap. ;)