In December we held Emma's Baby Blessing and on February 12 we held a Baby Dedication for her at my church in Utah, South Mountain Community Church. As I mentioned earlier, most of Elliott's family was able to be there, making the day even more special.
Pastor Rod Jost read a passage of scripture for us to focus on:
'For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope'. - Jeremiah 29:11I know this to be true for our sweet Emma and take great comfort in knowing how much our Lord loves this little one, even more than Elliott and I do (which is honestly impossible to imagine).
Pastor Rod also told us the meaning of her name, Emma Elizabeth (which is something we never considered when choosing her name):
Emma - All-containing
Elizabeth - My God is a vow (a solemn promise)