Today William was blessed in sacrament meeting. It truly was one of the most amazing experiences. Spiritual moments like that only bring a family closer together. It was hard to not be able to be in close proximity with all the family members there, because you could really feel the spirit radiating from one another.
Sean did the most incredible job. I told myself I was going to be strong and not cry, but Sean's words were so strong and hit just the right spot in my heart, that the tears just started streaming. I know that he was incredibly nervous, considering it is his first extremely public blessing, but you would never have know the nerves were there.
In the past week or so, Sean and I got talking about the typical baby blessings, and what they include. The one thing we kinda laughed about was the showing of the baby. We think it's humerous, because most everyone in attendance has seen the baby before, so why the presentation? Also, if you are one of the unfortunate ones who showed up on time, instead of early, you most likely are far in the back of the chapel and can't even see the tiny baby. Sean had a BRILLIANT idea to solve this. He informed me that if he had to "show the baby" he was going to walk around the entire chapel holding him out for everyone to see! hahaha. I asked him politely to NOT show the baby after the blessing. So you can probably imagine my reaction, when the blessing was finished and everyone started to walk back to their seat, except Sean. He stood up in the front and proudly held this son high in the air. Much to my relief, he quickly pulled him back to a cuddle and returned to his seat. I was informed shortly after, that his Dad had told him he needed to "show the baby"! Whew, what a relief I didn't have the embarassment of him parading my child around the chapel!
We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Bill's house after church. It was great to socialize with everyone, but I wish that more could have made it. There were people who were definitely missed and were in our thoughts the whole afternoon.
Sean and I want to thank everyone who participated in the blessing, who were there to show their support, and especially my Dad who got up in sacrament meeting and bore his testimony. It is great to grow up in the church and to know what your parents believe. To hear it on a day like today, spoken loud and proud, was a great blessing. He bore his testimony of eternal families, and his love for all of his family. I don't know about everyone else, but he brought me to tears for the second time today!
Again, we can't thank everyone enough for their support and help in making today possible. We couldn't have done it, nor would it have been as special without the love and support of our friends and family.
Here are just a few pictures:
Everyone has funny faces in this picture! haha, Love my Plato's family