All three of my children are a joy, and I'm so blessed to have them. We decided to dedicate each one at an early age to God. Alayna's dedication had to be postponed because of my mother's passing. It was more pressing for me to be by my mother's side, and I knew another day would present itself for the dedication service.
Alayna is full of life, already shows a nurturing spirit, and loves to laugh. She is our last baby, and we all adore her. My husband and I want to raise her in a Godly home. It's a huge responsibility that we do not take lightly. To be honest, we need divine help. Raising children is tough.
We base the dedication off the story of Hannah and Samuel found in 1st Samuel chapter 1. If you haven't read the story, it's beautiful. We are stewards of our children. When we give them back to the Lord, we are entrusting them to Him. God is the only one who can watch over them and guide us as parents. He knows my babies better than I do, and thankfully He can show me how to teach each one.
If you are thinking about dedicating your child to the Lord, then I would encourage you to do so. Children are a blessing, and they are only lent to us for a short time.