On Sunday, January 20, 2013, Lilla attended her Baby Dedication at North Central Baptist Church. She was accompanied by her lovely family including: Mamaw Paula, Uncle Josh, Grammy Faith, Poppy Bill, Mom, and Dad. She had two very special outfits picked out for the occasion by Grammy Faith and Poppy Bill. She wore a light blue smocked dress from Grammy Faith for the church service. She also had pink patent leather shoes, a headband made by Grammy Faith, my old bonnet, and a beautiful blanket to match. From Poppy Bill, she wore a beautiful navy, sailor dress. Poppy Bill and Grammy Faith picked out black patent leather shoes to go with the dress. It was such a special day for so many reasons. One of which, is that both families traveled very far to see her baby dedication, and for that we are truly thankful. It made the day complete, so thank you to everyone who came!
We were one of seven families participating in the baby dedication that day. Pastor Calvin Carr introduced Lilla to the congregation. He even spoke about the meaning of her name. The following verse was read at her dedication. Matthew 6:33 “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Lilla was presented with a letter from the pastor, a Baby Dedication certificate, and an engraved New Testament pink Bible. The verse in the letter written by Pastor Carr is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for your good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” It was a very special ceremony, and Lilla did a great job! She even “talked” when Pastor Calvin was introducing her. Here are some pictures from her special day.