Jeremiah 29:11 is a special verse that I'd like to leave with Maelyn on this special day.
Postscript (later in the day)....
I just have to add a picture for the record. This morning we had a 'Celebrating God's Family' service...and what a celebration it was! We have had thirteen babies born into our church family this year...and there are nine more on the way. Seven couples took part in the child dedication during the second service...others had participated in the early service. How awesome to stand with these parents who know that 'life is worth the living, just because He lives'...and to pledge our support as they start on this challenging and rewarding job of parenting.
(Tim, Heidi & Maelyn are on the far left of photo.)