2 Mar 2009, 4:24pm
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    When I started looking for plane tickets out to California, I made sure to schedule in at least one extra Sunday so we could get our little Romalise dedicated in my home church. Now, for some people this may mean nothing at all but for me it meant the world. Dedicating our child in the church that helped to raise and form me into the adult I am today was a dream of mine. The act of dedicating your child may seem like a meaningless ritual, but there is so much involved in the promise made to raise your child to the best of your ability in the ways and paths of righteousness. When we were called to the front of the church, Roma in hand, I started to feel overwhelmed with the thought of how much responsibility it takes to raise up Godly children. Our house must be in order — and by that I mean D and I must be a unit and in agreement on how we’re going to raise our children (which we are). I have to consider my actions and how they will effect my children who are clean slates and will easily take note of my demeanor, character and spirit. Growing up, church was always the highlight of my week. When I was younger, I couldn’t wait to get to church to play with my buddies, eat certs and go to Sunday school. In my teenage years the anticipation for youth camps, Senior camps and church conferences was palpable. And in my late teens, early twenties I couldn’t wait to hear what the Bishop was going to preach. Every service was met with the expectancy of something great! To this day, I greet every service with an open heart, ready to receive what God has for me. What a privilege to be able to come to His house and be a recipient of His greatness. So, with all the history of my life having roots in one church that I respect and owe so much to, I felt honored to dedicate our little girl there amongst old friends and family who stood at our side and committed themselves to the same.
    Afterward, we invited everyone for a luncheon that we prepared. It felt sooo good to have everyone together, mingling and enjoying one anothers company. I would like to publicly thank Nona and Grandpa Tony for once again going all out and opening their home to us and hosting the party. I would like to thank my mother for being a great mother and making sure Roma’s dedication was memorable and special. All of the little things you do do not go unnoticed.

    Our luncheon menu consisted of: Crock pot Chicken and stuffing, green bean casserole, green salad and sweet tea to drink. It was delish!
    8-10 chicken tenders or 4 chicken breasts
    1 can cream of celery soup
    1 package stuffing mix
    1/2 onion finely chopped
    1 cup water
    1/3 cup milk
    half stick butter
    garlic salt and pepper

    Mix soup and milk in crock pot. Add chicken, season. Slice 4 pats of butter over chicken. Mix stuffing mix with onion, add water. Pour over chicken. Add pats of remaining butter over stuffing. Cook on low 4-6 hours until chicken is done.

    Green Bean Casserole
    2 cans of green beans, drained
    1 can cream of mushroom soup
    1/3 cup milk
    1/2 packet of oinion soup mix
    French’s Fried Onion Topping

    Mix all ingredients except the onion toppers and put in oven for 40 min, or until bubbly, on 350. In the last 10 minutes pour on the onion topper and cook until slightly browned.


    2 Mar 2009, 6:33pm
    by The Bingamans


    Thanks for sharing the pictures! Wish we could have been there…or least got online in time! Sorry! So glad to here everything went well. Roma looks precious and Sydney is missing Cylas! She was asking for him just the other day!

    2 Mar 2009, 7:50pm
    by James Wilder


    Awww… sorry I cut out early and missed the invite!

    Aw Misha it was so great to see you and your beautiful family! I love you all so very much! I can’t believe how big Cy has gotten and how beautiful and perfect little Roma is! =) You and your family share a special place in my heart!

    :) I can’t wait to get Riley dedicated.

    I’m so happy you were able to do that in your home church! That’s wonderful!

    19 Mar 2009, 3:56pm
    by Journey to Lilly!


    Baby dedications are very precious! I too just posted about dedicating my sweet Lilly. What a great responsibility we have as parents to train our blessings to be Godly adults. Praise God for your commitment!


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