Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blessing Day

Today was a special day for our family! In our church, there is a special ordinance where children receive a name and a blessing. Usually children are infants when they receive this, but Lexi and Sophi were exceptions, of course. (:

It's always a feat to get eight children ready for 9:00 church, and today was no exception, but we actually managed to show up early for once! Maybe that had to do with the fact that my parents are here and so there was lots of extra help. Taylor was so cute, asking if he could get Sophi dressed and ready-- those two have a special relationship. (: The girls looked beautiful in their white dresses. Sophi wore the same dress that Elli was blessed in four years ago, with the sleeves tucked in, of course. Lexi sat so still during the blessing, with her little hands folded in her lap, seeming to know full well the importance of what was happening. Afterward, Jeremy lifted her up for the congregation to see and she had a huge smile on her face. Sophi was also very good-- I had wondered if she would start screaming as hands were laid on her head, but she was very content. Such special, beautiful girls and such a wonderful blessing from their Father in Heaven and their father on earth. (:

I feel overwhelmed with gratitude for our Heavenly Father's plan for our family. I would never had thought that I would have this family He has blessed us with. EIGHT beautiful, cherished spirits in our home, and two waiting up above. I cannot express how much I love being their mother, and what joy each one brings to me. Lexi and Sophi are so perfect for our family, and I don't know what we ever did without them!

So grateful for such a wonderful Sabbath day!

Love you, Lexi Li! Love you, Sophi Bre!