single parent sundays & a baby dedication

during greeting time at church this morning, i spotted a friend getting coffee & a muffin. completely forgetting that she's rather jumpy, i thought i should sneak up & startle her just a bit...bad decision! and because of my bad decision, i got coffee in my mouth & all down the front of my dress. haha! i totally deserved it. and i was also quite thankful it was more on the lukewarm side rather than hot! and then there was the picnic after church...outside...at noon! i got a little hot & sweaty. wrangling 4 kiddos will do that to ya no matter the heat, but we'll just say that the heat was an added bonus affect.

after i got home, watered plants why not, i was already sweaty & put the boys down for their nap, i really had no other option than to shower & change clothes before night church. because tonight just a few short days from the twins 1st birthday we had baby dedication. now i've learned a few things in years past of watching & participating in baby dedications. 
  • they can cause unexpected emotions, so don't get caught without a tissue.
  • change diapers just before going on stage, kids have been known to have blowouts through theirs & their parents sunday's best.
  • no wearing of shirts or dresses that can easily be pulled down especially if the kid is hungry because who wants a wardrobe malfunction on the stage of a church people. 
that being said, i picked my next church outfit carefully. i wore my white linen pants & a black tank. i did wear a necklace that could be used as a distraction if necessary. and thankfully it endured the test of a twin baby dedication. there were no blowouts or wardrobe malfunctions. there were, however, tears flowing. thanks to my wonderful husband, they were from sentiment & laughter. he had me crying because i was laughing too hard. love him for it. and the following is the center of what we talked about:

psalm 127:3-5 the message
"Don't you see that children are God's best gift?
      the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?
   Like a warrior's fistful of arrows
      are the children of a vigorous youth.
   Oh, how blessed are you parents,
      with your quivers full of children!
   Your enemies don't stand a chance against you;
      you'll sweep them right off your doorstep."

our quiver is full. we have dedicated our little arrows to be raised to know the Lord...of course with the help of family & friends. we are blessed beyond measure & are truly grateful for all of you over the past year. here's to many more...

my camera ended up at my in-laws house and of course i have no pictures on my phone either. sorry. i'll post some when i get them. 

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