Monday, March 17, 2008

First Year

We made it! Ava celebrated her 1st birthday last week with our friends and family in Texas. It was like most first birthdays: way too many gifts, a few tears from the birthday girl, and Ava's first encounter with that much sugar at once.

Before the birthday festivities began, Alison and I took the opportunity with friends and family present, to have a time of dedicating Ava to the Lord. We felt it would be a timely way of doing things, considering that many were meeting Ava for the first time. We were celebrating her first year in this world, as well as committing to bring her up in a fashion that says this world cannot tell you who you are, only Jesus.

Thanks for checking back in. Maybe I will post again before the end of the year.