Nov 18, 2010
This past Sunday we had the twins dedicated!
It was so super crazy getting 4 kids (2 of them infants) and 2 adults out the door by 8:30am, but somehow we did it (without any fighting, I might add!). Abraham & I really have to work as a team to get out for church on any given Sunday, so we’re getting the hang of it. But for some reason this Sunday felt extra challenging (maybe it had something to do with Abraham having been up with the twins since 4:30am and not getting back to sleep).
Whit was first in line:
There was a little insert in the bulletin to introduce each child. This is what I wrote for Whit:
Whitsun (Whit) is a 3-month-old TWIN! He is a very happy baby, talking and cooing often. Whitsun is a English word that means “White Sunday,” used in the Catholic church to mark Pentecost. Robert is his middle name, after his maternal grandfather (“Papa”). It is our hope that Whit will be filled with the Holy Spirit from a young age & believe in the Lord Jesus for his salvation. We also hope that he gets along with his 3 older siblings–Orison, Morrow, & twin sister Cadence!
Followed by Cadence:
Cadence is a 3-month-old TWIN! She’s a very happy, chill baby who is very soft & squishy! Cadence is a musical term to explain the resolution of a musical phrase. Her middle name is Felicity to honor her older sister (Felicity Margaret) who was stillborn in 2007, and Felicity means “intense happiness.” So when you put her name together, it’s like a happy resolution to a very sad time in our lives. We’re so thankful that the Lord would give us this happy blessing of another little girl. And here’s hoping she can hang tough with 3 brothers: Orison, Morrow, and twin brother Whitsun!
I don’t know if you can tell, but she totally smiled at Pastor Steve when he talked to her. It was awesome!
And here’s our whole crazy crew afterward:
By the time the dedication portion of the service was over, Abraham and I were both ready to pass out! We were so exhausted!
Sorry this post is so short, but the twins are waking up and screaming to eat. Gotta run!