Monday, February 16, 2009



Ungrind just published a new article I wrote, titled, "A View From the Top" about dedicating A to the Lord. Have you ever thought about dedicating your child to the God? Or baptizing him or her into the Christian family? For me, I wanted to really examine what doing this meant--this article details my journey of letting go of my plans and worry for her, and letting God take over. It's still a daily struggle for me to take this leap of faith with one of my most precious of treasures, but I know the eternal rewards are beyond worth it. I pray you are encouraged in reading it!

7 comments:

Tiffany said...

You have no idea how encouraging that was to read. I needed to read that. Thank you

Kylie said...

Beautiful article. I would love to pass on the questions you wrote to our preschool minister to use for our baby dedications at church. would that be OK with you?
Baby dedication is an extremely profound and meaningful time. I'm so glad you gave it SO much thought. Thank you for sharing your article. It made me cry and ponder those questions over my own babies.

Alison said...

Thanks so much, Tiff! Kylie--please pass on the questions. I think we modified them from a baptismal service in a book of common prayer, but I can't remember..... I'm so glad it spoke to you!

Joy @ SAH Missionary said...

What a great article and message. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Joy

Jessica said...

That's a great article. It's amazing thinking back to my first child (who's almost 3-years-old). I had to dedicate him to God before he was born. I'd had complications that led to pre-eclampsia and I knew he would be born early. I had to let go right then. It was hard and I wept through it, but I knew that my normally worrisome self, could not handle the task of growing this baby in my belly. Thank you for being so thoughtful in your writing. I'll be back! Thanks!

Kelly said...

Alison, I finally got over to read this today - I've been rather frenetic this week. I need to slow down!

I really appreciated your thoughts, and your openness about your struggle to surrender. This is something I know in myself very well, though I'm a take-the-bull-by-the-horns sort of person, so I just throw Piper up at God and say, "here, I wash my hands of her!" I know the possibility of loss, and I don't want to make myself vulnerable.

My issue is accepting her and loving her as a good and perfect gift from Him, something He meant for good.

Thanks for sharing this!

Ashleigh said...

Alison, I just wanted to tell you again how much I love this article. Thank you so much for letting me publish it on Ungrind. I wish I would've had those questions when we dedicated Savannah last summer.