December 18th was a very special day for our family! Everett was dedicated at our church along with two other babies.
Our Senior Pastor's wife does such a good job doing the baby dedications. She firmly believes that the names you choose for your children can shape who they are and who they become. Everytime we say our child's name, we are speaking the meaning of their name over them. Whenever I say Everett David, I am declaring that he is strong, brave and beloved. I just love his name and love it even more so once I knew the meaning.
These were the verses that Linda picked out for Everett:
Everett: Strong and Brave
Psalm: 27:14 (NKJV)
Wait on the Lord; be of courage, and He shall strengthen your heart.
David: Beloved One
Deuteronomy 33:12 (KJV)
The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him....the Lord shall cover Him all day long.
I love these verses and want to write them onto a canvas in his room.
After the dedication, Emersyn's preschool choir sang us a couple songs and it was darling. I didn't get any pictures but we did get a video. She looked darling and did a great job. She sang all the words and LOVED being on the stage.
To celebrate our special day, we went out to lunch after church with my parents, Brett's parents, Brett's brother and his daughter. We went to The Old Spaghetti Factory, a family favorite.