It's inevitable that whenever you see a baby blessing* take place, you dream of your own baby being blessed one day. Even before you are married or pregnant, the dream is there. It's not so much that you've anticipated the blessing but what that day represents. For me it meant I had made it, years of correct choices, and working hard so that I could make it to this day. So as I watched David carry our baby up to the front of the chapel this past Sunday to be blessed, my heart swelled with joy and gratitude that I had finally made it to the place I've so longed to be. A wife and Mother.
David gave a beautiful blessing and even though there were four other blessings that day that could have taken away from that special moment they didn't. We looked around for blessing outfits** but in the end decided to just swaddle him in the blanket I had been making for this very day. Something I hope he will treasure way more since it was made out of love, even if it does get gradually shorter......
We had a small, simple luncheon after at our house with Davids family and a few friends.
* In the LDS church babies are given a special blessing usually a month to two months after their birth. You can read more about that Here. ** The baby is usually dressed in all white, and most families buy an all white outfit for their baby.