Elias was dedicated today at Cross Point. Baby dedication is different than baptism in that is a time where the parents dedicate themselves to raise their child in a Christian home and the church dedicates itself to walk alongside of and help those parents fulfill their commitment. We pray that when Elias is older he will make a commitment to follow Jesus and be baptized.
You can see the great pictures that our friend Lee took during the ceremony here
Since Elias is not a girl, I didn’t want him to wear my family’s traditional baptismal gown that was my mom’s and then mine and my sister’s, but I did want him in something all white. (I like the pomp and circumstance of things like this.) I found the perfect outfit for him at Dillards – and the best part was that it was on clearance 75% off! Yea for great deals!
Like most traditional dedication/baby baptism outfits, his outfit came with a little hat. Matthew says he looks like he is from the 1800s in it. We have laughed a lot over it, but for tradition’s sake, I had to put it on him for a few pictures. Here’s my favorite.
Was your child dedicated or baptized? If so, did you do a traditional outfit or a modern one? Any fun memories?