Monday, June 08, 2009
Baby blessing June 7, 2009
Sunday we had Lucy's Baby blessing. It was wonderful. We got up in the morning and gave her a bath-she loves baths. Evan dressed her in the dress that I wore for my baby blessing, and we shot a few pictures, I love the pictures where she is yawning:) ( A month ago my mom and I took pictures of her in my blessing dress because we thought she might grow out of it before her blessing, I will have to post those later) She was born 3 lbs heavier than I was. Anyway, the dress still fit and we got some pretty pictures.
We wish the grandmas and grandpas on both sides could have come, but Grandma and Grandpa Jenkins would go broke if they were to fly out for all 29 grandchildren and their baby blessings, and Grandma and Grandpa Biddulph are serving a mission in Chile, returning next February. Who knows, maybe next baby some of the grandparents will be there. Aunt Tina and Uncle Tyson were in Utah, so Uncle Geoff, Aunt Cindy and the cousins, Ian and Joshua were there to represent our family:) We loved having them!
Evan gave Lucy a pretty special baby blessing. She was promised health and strength both physicaly and spiritually. That she would be a light to all that she comes in contact with and an example to family. It said that she would be a light in our lives(her name Lucy means 'light'). That she would prepare young while in primary and young women's to live the gospel, and that she would have a testimony of the church and share it with others. that she would lead a happy life in the gospel and prepare and grow up and marry in the temple. That she would be a source of great happiness for our family and her future family. (One the way home Evan mentioned to me that he had the thought that she was going to date good men and marry a very special man in the temple.)
In the circle for the baby blessing, we had her doctor, Brother Gardner, our two hometeachers, Collin Sloan and Rey Tenney, my best friend's busband our good friend Aaron Cobbley, the bishopric, Bishop Wilson, Brother Blais, and Brother Evans, Evan's oldest brother Geoff, and Evan. I am so happy all of them were able to be there.
Lucy was calm and didn't fuss at all. Right when they sat down though, she was hungry and ate 4 oz:) She is a precious baby, and I know that she is a definite miracle in our lives. I hope that I can help set an example and teach her the gospel, so that when she leaves my home, she can be blessed and have confidence in making decisions as an individual and an adult with the Holy Ghost guiding her along the way.
She is a happy baby. Lucy has been such a blessing in my life especially as I have been sick and she has been so calm. She is sleeping 5-7 hours through the night, loves to coo and giggle. Sneezing is so cute because she talks a little before sneezing:) She has found my hair, that has been fun:) Her hair looks like a different color in each different light, and she looks a lot like Evan in his baby pictures, so we are interested to see what her hair does. For now we call her hair strawberry blonde-there is a lot of red in Evan's family, so I think that is where it came from.
It was a special day, one to always remember! June 7, 2009