Monday, August 19, 2013

Blessing day

Yesterday was a wonderful day for our little family. In a special priesthood ordinance, Elsie was given a name and a blessing by her father.

This was Elsie's first time going to church, her first time being in a crowd of people, and I'll be honest, I was a little freaked out. Probably there's lots of people out there who think that I'm being extra paranoid and overprotective by keeping her at home and away from crowds, but even though Elsie is healthy now, we still need to be cautious and protect her from germs. Her immune system is very vulnerable and susceptible to infection. In order to keep the crowds somewhat small, we invited only our immediate families, although we would have loved to share our special day with all of you.

The blessing was sweet and tender. It was such a special, special moment. It was a reminder of the Lord's love for Elsie and for each of us. We have seen miracle after miracle in Elsie's short life so far, and countless blessings that have changed our family. We are so thankful for her and her special spirit.






10 comments:

  1. Yes, in real life, she is as sweet and cute as she looks in her pictures. It was an honor to participate in this wonderful event.

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  2. Tyler was so excited just to hold the microphone. He was gushing all afternoon at how cute she was. And he especially loved her tiny pink glasses! What a sweet, wonderful family you have.

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  3. I love that Evja and Clayton have almost the same smile!

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  4. Congratulations on a wonderful day and a wonderful family!

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  5. Oh, and Clayton - way to be a rebel by not wearing a tie to church!

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    1. He wore a tie in church, he just took it off when we got home ;)

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  6. What an extra special day! We are so happy for your little family and all the blessings you get to celebrate!

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  7. Way to cute! Elsie looks almost as big as Evje in her blessing dress. I feel so special that I was able to be there for this special day. I find it kind of interesting that I let Mackinzy pick where we sit & for the first time ever she chose to sit up front instead of in the overflow. I would like to think that she knew it was going to be a really special day.

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