Elliott’s dedication

I hope to add photos and video to this as we acquire them from others. Since Mama and Daddy were sort of busy during the dedication itself, we couldn’t take any!

Today, Elliott was dedicated… this is the naming and welcoming

EFK, go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.

 celebration that we Unitarian Universalists do for our kiddos. While we did not elect godparents for Elliott, we did give him a special gift, which we hope he appreciates some day. It’s the sort of gift that he certainly won’t appreciate any time soon.

Below are the words our minister read to Elliott this morning:

We give you this compass with its needle steadfastly pointing North as a symbol that we, with the help of our family and the village here at UUCA, hope to equip you with a moral compass that draws you in the direction of truth and justice. Because we are committed to helping and supporting you as you grow into who you are, the compass has been engraved with the immortal words of Henry David Thoreau, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” While we don’t yet know what the future holds for you, we hope that these tools guide you on the path to becoming fully, confidently the person you are meant to be and one of the people the world needs.

The dedication also provided us with the opportunity to dress Elliott in a ridiculous outfit that will embarrass him as a teenager. Wow… his sailor suit was out of control adorable!

2 Responses to “Elliott’s dedication”

  1. Barbara Says:

    What beautiful words, and what a beautiful gift for your son. Blessings to him and to your whole family. I am so glad that so many people were there to share such a special day with you and Elliott.

  2. Seana Says:

    Beautiful, beautiful dedication! I would have to agree with the last comment…the words were amazing! Bless Little E!

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