Monday, October 1, 2012

Special dedication

Lake Winfield Scott’s Church Without Walls was theLake Winfield Scott Church Without Walls beautiful, cool location for the dedication of a very special baby yesterday.

 

Grammie Joy was all smiles for granddaughter Eva, as friends and family alike promised to uphold her Christian upbringing.

Eva's dedication

It was a touching service by long-time family friend the Rev. Fred Whitley as he made the old gospel come alive in that open pavilion and still apply to us today…doing for “the least of these.”  What can be more least than a helpless baby?  This baby girl is mighty blessed with love, that is for sure, and not entirely helpless because she has dozens of willing servants already at her beck and call.

Her dress was exquisite!  Joy made not only the heirloom dress, but a flannel slip underneath (she knew it would be chilly and baby girl needed to be warm), and a matching bib and bonnet.  All stitched with love.  The ladies of the church crocheted the purple blanket Melissa is holding.  Proud papa Nathan and Uncle Billy are mighty pleased with Miss Eva.  She was more interested in her thumb than all the hoopla going on.  Eva was quite the star attraction…deservedly so.

Auntie Sandy is definitely in Eva’s fan club, you can tell.  Smooches to the baby girl.  Come back and see us soon!

Life is good in rainy Mayberry, y’all!  It’s a new month.  Make it memorable.

7 comments:

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

Awww... what could ever be more precious than a new babe? srsly. Blessings, sweet Eva.

It IS a new month, and one of my favorites, too! Have a lovely day, come rain or come shine! big hugs xoxo

Joy said...

Thank you, Sandy, for a lovely write-up, and for being there with me yesterday to celebrate this sweet baby! (I'm going to steal a couple more of your pictures, too.)

Sandee said...

Awww...this is adorable and then some. What a great day indeed.

Have a terrific day honey and stay dry. Big hugs from sunny California. :)

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

how sweet indeed! i made the christening gown cat wore and then ayla wore it too. special memories!

smiles, bee
xoxoxooxox

Judy said...

Sandy, this was a wonderful description of Eva's big day. Loved the pictures and helps me see it all just like I was there and you know I was in my heart.
Hugs
Judy

Judy said...

Sandy, this was a wonderful description of Eva's big day. Loved the pictures and helps me see it all just like I was there and you know I was in my heart.
Hugs
Judy

Haley D. said...

So sweet!