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.