On Sunday, July 25, we had Bodie dedicated. Our church (actually, the entire Evangelical Free denomination, I think) does adult baptisms and infant dedications. The reasoning is that adults are capable of making the decision to accept Jesus Christ as their lord and savior, and are baptized as an outward symbol of that inward decision. Children, by contrast, are not mature enough to make that kind of decision and so are "dedicated" instead, during a ceremony where the parents commit to raising their children in the Christian faith and the congregation stands alongside the parents. It's pretty cool.
Anyway, we finally had Bodie home long enough to get it done, and it was awesome! It was wonderful to be able to stand up in front of our church and all of those people who had been praying so faithfully for Bodie and our entire family during this time. Bodie is such a testament to God's faithfulness and power and we cherished the opportunity to share that.
Here are some pics taken by the amazing Brian Hawkins (http://www.brianhawkinsphotography.com/):