It has taken me a few weeks to find time to share Levi's Dedication Service at Church. At our church we practice child dedication. The service includes each family bringing their child to be dedicated forward and having the father pray for the child. They not only pray for the child but also their (and the mother's) role as parent for the child. It has always been a special time for us as a family as we have brought each of our children before the church and dedicated to raising them in a Christian home. For us that means living out before our children what it means to live in relationship with our Savior, day in and day out. This is no easy task, so each dedication service has been a time to really reflect and call on God to not only guide our parenting but strengthen our walks with him.
Father God, we come again praising you for the blessing of another child. Our family asks for your continued guidance as we commit to raising Levi in the Christian faith. We pray that you would move in his life so that he will develop a deep faith in you. We ask you to use our home as a safe refuge where Levi can see you working. Make it a place where love grows continually. Shield us from the Satan's attacks. Equip me to be a father that reflects Levi’s Heavenly Father. We acknowledge that he belongs to you. Give Levi a desire to know and love you so that he will fulfill the purpose that you created him for. We ask this in Jesus’ name. AMEN.
here. I didn't round the corners of mine though. I hung them with fishing line. My husband and kids really liked them so we are leaving them up through Christmas. They are so easy!
We had a great day, and feel so blessed by our friends and family that support us in raising the children God has chosen to bless us with.