We recently had baby dedications at our church, and one of the great things about it was that we got a chance to publicly speak a blessing over Vivian. I wanted to have something that can be hung in her room so that she could also see the blessings that we have been praying over her, so I made her a blessing board.
In the week prior to the dedication, I had been hearing the word “fierce” for Vivian. At first I wasn’t sure if I heard correctly, because the word has such a strong definition. In all of the research I have done, usually the somewhere in the definition it has the word barbaric in it! But as I read more into it, there are the words passionate, unrestrained zeal, determined, or the best one: a heartfelt and powerful intensity. So I stewed on it for a bit. Then to gather items to make the board, we headed over to Michael’s to check the clearance section. And there hanging on a hook was a bracelet jewel set that said……..FIERCE! Um. Okay! I get it! So I snatched that little bedazzled gem up so I could add it to the board. It just so happened that I could place the letters to fierce, on each letter of her name, which is perfect because we want her to have a fierce desire for the Lord in her heart. Sweet!
The board was originally brown, and I spray painted it white. I then cut out the pink ribbon and pinned it to the border with these cute jeweled pins I found. I glued down the letters onto thick ribbon so they would pop. I left the edges of the thick ribbon frayed because, well, we all have frayed edges don’t we? I finished up the board by placing scripture and quotes onto scrapbook paper, and added a key and cross secured also with the jeweled pins. (The N looks a little wonky….but it only looks like that in the picture. Strange.)
Here’s our little peanut on her dedication day:
Honesty note: We still haven’t hung up her board yet…but it will eventually be hung on her door.