Our church does baby dedications. It’s different than an infant baptism–it’s more of an act of the parents in dedicating their children to God and making promises to lead their children to Him. I’ve been a part of a lot of churches that do dedications and they are all very special. But the dedication at our church is pretty…well, it’s outstanding!
It’s a big event with cupcakes and linens on the tables. There is a photographer and friends and family were invited to share the day. Asa’s dedication has been one of the highlights of parenting him.
Before the big event, we had to do a little homework. We listened to a few teachings by our pastor and in one of them, he encouraged us to write down 5 values we wanted to instill in our child’s life. We had to write these 5 values down because we were going to share these at the dedication.
This is when my husband and I got nervous! Five values? Something that would carry our son through life? Our vision and hope for his future? Plan it out? Right now?! And tell other people what they are?!