Tuesday, May 3, 2011

This is the day the Lord has made!

Peyton 8 months
Peyton turned 8 months old on Sunday, May 1st! To celebrate this day, we had also scheduled Peyton's baby dedication at Royston Baptist.  We were in a unique situation with Peyton's dedication, as Jonathan is the senior pastor.  We didn't feel Jonathan should dedicate his own son, so we asked Dr. David Sapp, from our Atlanta church, to come dedicate Peyton.  It was such a special day!
The Sapps & Barlows
Not only did the Sapps travel to Royston for the dedication, so did Atlanta friends - Lauren & Chuck Allen & Margie Coggins, all dear friends to Jonathan, myself, & Peyton.  The Sapps, Margie, & Lauren (& Chuck) were some of the first to know about our pregnancy, threw us beautiful & generous baby showers, have watched Peyton grow the last 8 months, & prayed for a safe pregnancy, delivery, move to Royston, & now guidance as new parents.  What special people to celebrate with us!
Margie & the Barlows
Lauren & Chuck
We also had Eddie, Misty, & Alera Holland join us for Peyton's special day.  If you remember from an earlier post, Misty is the friend that I flagged down walking & the rest is history.  I think I text or call Misty on a daily basis asking baby questions...what an answer to prayer.  Moving to a new town as a new mother is scary & the Hollands have been such a blessing!
Girls & Babies!
Last but not least, our parents & Auntie Anna (we thought Aunt Anna sounded funny...so, we're going with Auntie & I love it) also came for Peyton's special day! WOW - what a help! Due to my inconvenient ankle sprain, our parents were a HUGE help in preparing for Sunday.  They helped with the cooking, cleaning, & yard work (a picture for a future blog).  Peyton was spoiled to pieces by both families (& we were too).
With Auntie Anna
Papa Rusty, Nana, Grandmama, & Grandaddy!!!
My sister-in-law, Amanda, mailed a card with the verses, "I prayed for this child, & the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.  So now I give him to the Lord, for his whole life he will be given over to the Lord." 1 Samuel 1:27-28 These verses ring true in our lives & our prayer for Peyton's life. Sunday was truly a day the Lord hath made! 

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