We enjoyed a beautiful ceremony at Stonecreek Church on Sunday, dedicating our sweet Sienna to God. We also dedicated Parker and Mason at this church, but the ceremony was more similar to that of Mason’s. She was joined by Sienna’s Godmother Kate, her Great Grandparents, her “Nanny”, and Dan and I. We committed to raising her in a Godly home, and asked for the help of those who attended in their Godly influence in her life. Stonecreek asked that we discuss with the attendees the hopes and dreams that we have for our daughter, and this is what Dan and I came up with:
-I want her to have a servant’s heart and a heart after God (not feel the since of entitlement, but be humbling and giving
-I want her to seek guidance and acceptance from God, instead of the world and of people
-I want her to be happy about her life and her relationships she’s developed with he parents, friends, and family. Making sure her close relationships are with people of a Godly influence.
-Have a good self image and confidence in herself.
They read a beautiful verse following her biblical name meaning that I would like to share.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the father in my name, He may give it to you. John 15:16
We followed the ceremony with a cook out and dinner at our house, and we just had a nice day with close family and friends. Turns out my friend Kate and my Grandparents have ties to the same neighborhood in Louisiana! Such a small world. Kate has always reminded me of the Grandparents since I met her- with her being Catholic, and them both being from Louisiana. I feel so lucky to have such Godly influences and friendships in my life and the lives of our kids!