In Your time, in Your time
You make all things beautiful, in Your time
Lord, my life to You I bring, may each song I have to sing
Be to You a lovely thing, in Your time
John Luke was dedicated to the Lord in Holy Baptism today. Praise be to God.
What a perfect way for our family to celebrate Easter. I remember being so excited last Easter, as we had recently gotten the news that we were pregnant, and we were due with our baby around Christmas time. The two most significant holidays of the Christian faith.
Josh’s mom made John Luke’s baptismal gown that she had started hand sewing eight years ago knowing one day we would want to start a family. She completed the gown after we announced our pregnancy, and gave it to us at our baby shower.
Josh wanted John Luke to be dedicated on Easter because of the significance of Easter to our faith. Also, many of the people in our church who had prayed for us would be there to witness the occasion.
My mom and step dad, Josh’s parents and brother, along with his wife and four kids came to our house to celebrate the baptism and to spend Easter. We also asked two families to be Godparents to John Luke. If you have read my previous blogs, you will know who I am referring to, when I say we asked our “baby mama”, to be a Godmother. She is our friend whom we did an IVF cycle using her oocytes; then while researching donor IVF, we found the NEDC.
The other Godparents are a couple who could not have children. Since Josh and I know the void of not having children, we wanted them to have a special bond with John Luke, that they might not otherwise have with a child. They were also the couple who referred us to the doctor we used during our IVF with our donor.
It seems everything has come full circle since going through IVF with our donor. It truly was in God’s time. The song ‘In His Time’ was sung at John Luke’s baptism today.