On December 18th, amidst all of the holiday havoc, we honored a sweet church tradition and dedicated SS to the Lord. Meaning we publicly committed to teaching him about Jesus as we raise him - to being his first disciplers. And also publicly recognized that, first and foremost, SS belongs to the Lord. My friend wrote a letter to each of her children following their dedications, eloquently and honestly discussing this tradition; and because she already said it so well, I'll just point you to her words here and here, while I stick to the photos.
SS's grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins honored the occasion with us.
SS was dedicated alongside our sweet friends' baby, who you can see here next to us.
Praying over our boy
Our family - yes, SS is wearing a little suit vest and slacks and even a bow tie!
Nacky and Papa and SS
(I got a few nice shots of them this morning, but of course the best one of SS is slighly off-center - whatever :) )