On my first Mother's Day, we were able to have Ellie dedicated at our home church in Knoxville (Providence Church). It was a special ceremony where we as parents pledge to raise our child in a Christian home and the church vows to help us in whatever way they can. Ellie received her first Bible (a pink one of course) and was introduced to the congregation. We were able to do this with 3 other families (McNair's, Brown's and Bodenheimer's) who all have babies as well. Reagan McNair was born 2 days after Ellie (Erika and I had the same due date) so we were excited to have them dedicated together since they are future BFF's! This ceremony was a big deal to us to pledge that we would disciple our baby girl and teach her about God's love. My parents were able to drive up to be there and that made it even more special to share it with my Mom (Grammie now) on Mother's Day. Jesse's family was able to be there as well so it was a special day for all of us. So to you, my readers, and Providence Church, we vow to teach our child about God's love and raise her in a Christian home. I can't think of a better way to have spent my 1st Mother's Day. I am blessed to be a mom to a baby girl that brings joy to me each and every day - I love you Ellie! I have a wonderful example of a Mom in my own - I'm so happy I was able to spend it with her, too!