a ruby red jewel
Ruby has already been such a wonderful blessing to this family. Even before her life began, her name was working in our lives.
This past week we got to publicly declare that we will continue to raise her in family of faith.
Ruby was dedicated this past Sunday. We consecrated and set her apart.
She will be raised to know God. She will have the support of her blood family and her church family who will be an example and a source for her to grow in the wisdom and knowledge of God and His Word.
Many family members came to visibly show their support.
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Ruby was happy.
We all prayed for God's hand to be on her and evident in her life and her life's purpose.
It was a very special day for us. I remember the last baby dedication I happened to attend at church. How I longed to be up there. How I imagined I would have been up there with those new parents by that time of the year. Yes, God is faithful. I knew we would be dedicating a baby, and when the time came for us it was so very special and blessed.
Faith truly IS the substance of things hoped for.
It is the evidence of things not (yet!) seen.
Ruby is a happy, healthy, and blessed baby! We had her four month check up (a little late) today.
She is 14 pounds, 10 ounces. 27 1/2 inches long.