Monday, June 15, 2009

Zoodle's dedication

With my parents in town this weekend, I wanted to dedicate Zoodle to God at church. Here is the e-mail exchange I had with Kenny, our pastor:

Kenny--My parents will be in town next Sunday the 14th. Can we do Zoodle's dedication that day?


Yes, that would be great!!! If you want me to do anything specific let me know.


Hmm, anything specific. I was thinking we could start doing some sort of cool war paint like Native Americans do for their ceremonies? What do you think?


I was thinking more along the lines of the Vulcan mind meld. :) I don't really even know what that means. :/


Despite our creative ideas, we settled on the normal dedication ceremony.

For the important occasion, Zoodle dressed up in his best shirt, tie, and pocket square.


The brief dedication was great. Pastor Kenny talked about what it means to raise a child in God's ways, and he prayed for us to have wisdom as Zoodle's parents. (We need that wisdom!)

(Left to right: My dad, my mom, Chickie, me, Zoodle, The Engineer, & Pastor Kenny)

Dedicating Zoodle was a memorable, important occasion. (But I still think war paint and a Vulcan mind meld would have been fun!)


Anna said...

that's so sweet and casual, a lot less stressful than our RC ceremonies, MIL is already looking at patterns for the Baptism gown and the baby isn't even born yet! LOL

Eternal Lizdom said...

I adore his shirt! And that last pic of all of you got me a bit weepy... very tender, sentimental.

Call Me Cate said...

Sounds like it was very meaningful, even without the tribal raindance and feathers.

Shannon said...

I'm glad all went well. That picture of Zoodle is so precious!!!!

Becky said...

Congratulations on Zoodle's big day! I love his shirt...too cute!

Unknown said...

How very sweet. Love Zoodle's tee! You may want to check your first paragraph. I think Zoodle's name may have changed... :)

Anonymous said...

What a precious gift that you were able to do this while your folks were there. Love, Miss Etna

Anonymous said...

A precious memory. I'm so glad your parents could be there to be part of it.

caryn said...

So cute! He looks very hansome and dapper in his outfit. It looks like a c.beth orginal!

Scriptor Senex said...

Looks like a very special occasion and so much depth of feeling evident in your post and photo. Zoodle may not remember his special day but everyone else obviously will.
As for the wisdom - what little you may lack you more than make up for in caring.

Dan & Hillary said...

Zoodle will look back on these pictures as a young man and know he was prayed for long before his teenage years... how wonderful!

Angela said...

Now that's my kind of dedication! In a few years you could follow it up with a Klingon coming of age ceremony. What do you think?

C. Beth said...

Have to head to bed but wanted to thank each of you for your comments. :)

(And, Angie, I think a Klingon coming of age ceremony is a GREAT idea. Cool cake possibilities w/that too!)

Barga said...

is it sad that the second i read Vulcan i jumped for joy?

Anonymous said...

you look great! glad that your folks could be there to see it!!!!!

Enri Zoltz said...

Tie and pocket square are rockin.' Good stuff.