Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A name and a blessing

Last Sunday we blessed Lizzy in church. It was the most spiritual sacrament meeting I have been to in a long time. When you have small children church changes from a weekly spiritual nourishment to a "how do I keep my child entertained for an entire hour". However this past Sunday I really felt like Heavenly Father knew I needed a little more push to help me gain strength for the upcoming week. First Brandon gave a wonderful blessing where he spoke about Lizzy having strength during this trying time, how she will find guidance from her older brother and future siblings and how she will have continuing faith in her father in heaven. It was so moving and simple, which is sometimes the best because the blessing was very direct. Then Brandon bore his testimony and had tears in his eyes which made me cry of course. Finally I bore my testimony about how lucky I am to have such a wonderful family. All of my family was crying including my mother who had never been to church before. Elizabeth looked beautiful in her blessing dress that my mom made her earlier in the week. She looked like an angle or a little doll. The entire meeting was wonderful and I couldn't have asked for a better Sunday.

4 comments:

Mark, Shannon, and Trey said...

Oh she looks adorable in her dress and I am so happy for you that you got to experience such a special time with your family!

Brianna said...

That dress is beautiful and so is she.

jor said...

Jess, you look amazing and Lizzy in her dress is beautiful. That is awesome you mom made it and that she was able to come to the blessing.

Jill Carilli said...

Jessica that is awesome! I am glad you were able to really take a step back from the pressure of having small kids in church and feel spiritual again. It must have been a wonderful feeling! And little Lizzy is so blessed to have such an awesome community of family and friends around her. Congrats! Luv ya