I officiated a Baby Dedication on Saturday afternoon...with a fractured rib. Me, not the baby. Alas, it meant I could not hold the baby while standing. However, in a demonstration of some serious trust, mom and dad let me cuddle with him in my lap when I was seated. Baby fix!!
Timothy James was absolutely adorable and followed in the footsteps of many a baby before him by crying throughout the entire ceremony. I don't think I'd know what to do if a baby wasn't sleeping or crying throughout a christening. He wore a little white tuxedo instead of a christening gown and it was about the cutest thing I've ever seen.
Timothy was dedicated in the presence of his parents, grandparents, godparents, and several close friends.
We held the ceremony at Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach in the very same pavilion where I joined his parents, Vanetia and Jim, in marriage several years ago. It has become a location with incredible sentimental meaning for this growing family. The weather cooperated nicely. A little overcast, but not raining and neither too hot nor too cold.
I did not have my camera and am reluctant to put pictures of people's children on my website without specific instructions to do so from parents anyway. So we'll make do with the cute little baby feet in the stock photo and a picture from Vanetia and Jim's wedding for illustrations. I bet they will be shocked to see I still have the picture below.
...there's magic for a while
Rev. Ann Fuller
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