Yesterday was an important and special day in the Krauth household. Ella doesn’t realize it yet, but September 26, 2010 will be known as one of the most important days of her life. Yesterday was Ella’s Dedication. We stood in front of God, family, friends, and the church to proclaim that we would do everything we can to raise our child in the ways of Christ. We actually made this decision the day Ella was born, but wanted to tell it to everyone yesterday. We know that as a couple this is a hard thing to do. We need the support of all to help us with this tough job because we are sinners and can’t do it on our own.
Here is our letter to our little Ella Jean:
Daddy and I love you so much! We love you so much that we have chosen to raise you in the knowledge and in the power of Christ. We want you to grow up knowing how much Christ loves you and also for you to know that a life without Christ as the center is a life full of nothing. We promise to pray for you daily, help you understand His word, and be good examples of Christ. We want you to one day choose to follow Christ on your own and proclaim that to all. We look forward to that day when you will stand before Christ and his Church to declare how much you love Him and that you are a sinner and are in need of his grace and love. Until then and even after then, we promise to show you the love of Christ and help guide you in His ways!
Happy Dedication Day, Ella Jean!
We can't forget about Heater too! It was an even more special day because we got to share in it with the Jansens. Mark and Abby, we promise to stand by you and help you guide Heath in the ways of Christ too. We promise to love him and support him in all decisions. We will walk by you both as we raise our Children together to love the Lord! Happy Dedication Day, Heater! We love you so much and we're glad we got to share in this special day with you!