"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bella's Dedication and our Special Family....

Today was a very special day in our lives....we dedicated Bella to the Lord during a baby/child Dedication service.

In our small church of about 200 people, there were over 10 families dedicating children...two of those children were adopted!

Isn't it amazing how God forms families? And now, we give Bella back to Him--and trust through his strength and mercy, we can help her grow in the knowledge and wisdom of the Lord.

And then, this afternoon I read this wonderful quote from another gal:

God doesn't give children with special needs to strong people; He gives children with special needs to ordinary, weak people and then gives them strength. Raising a child with Down syndrome doesn't TAKE a special family, it MAKES a special family.

We are eternally grateful that God MAKES our family special through the gifts of Grace and Bella!


  1. Wow, LOVE that quote! I am going to use that one again. What a wonderful day for you and your family. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Congratulations! Your family is most certainly special, and we are all blessed by the gifts of our "special" kiddos! I loved the article and the picture in Woman's World!!

  3. congratulations on Bella's special day!

  4. Congratulations...what a special day for Bella and all of you! I LOVE that quote!

    Did you enter the giveaway on my blog yet??It ends tomorrow!

  5. I love this quote, I hope you don't mind but I put it on my blog. It is beautiful! And congratulations on Bella's special day!

  6. That's wonderful!! Congratulations!!

  7. What a precious gift from God Bella is, and such a gift to Him to dedicate her! Congratulations to your whole family! And I loved that quote!

  8. What a special day for you all! Wish we could have been there to be a part of it. Miss you guys.