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April 22, 2014

“A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week in 2014”

Esmé at 10 weeks.

On week 10, we had Esmé dedicated. It was such a special day. We had a small ceremony in our apartment with just a few very close friends and family. Micah’s mom lovingly crocheted this beautiful gown and bonnet for this occasion, and it fit Esmé perfectly. I don’t cry very much, especially not about things that are super important to me, but I found myself welling up as Micah’s dad was giving the homily. I don’t know that I understood the magnitude of what that dedication meant until we were there in the middle of it, with all of our loved ones gathered around, and our sweet baby in my husband’s arms.

After it was over, I felt such a sense of relief knowing she was now completely and fully in the hands of Jesus (not that she ever wasn’t), and then we were able to relax and drink coffee with those closest to us. It was a wonderful day, and certainly one I will never forget.

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