Monday, October 15, 2007

Dressed in White


Yesterday was William's blessing day. It was SUCH a beautiful day, we couldn't have asked for better weather. I feel so blessed to be here with my family, to have been entrusted with such an incredible little spirit to raise and for the opportunity to be a wife and a mommy. He was SO sweet yesterday morning and gave Mark one of his first smiles. He smiled at me a few times the other day but it was so fitting for him to smile so sweetly at Mark on THIS day. He cried almost the whole time during his blessing, he seemed to have a belly ache...poor guy. Mark was worried that we couldn't hear the blessing but we heard it crystal clear. His words were beautiful and he even blessed him that he would always be there for and take care of me. Mark always jokes that I will never have to mow a lawn or take out the garbage or lift furniture. :) We had some wonderful friends and family come and it was so good to see them. Joshua and Samuel chose to fast with Mark and they both got up to bear their testimony. Joshua told me in the morning that he was going to and said he was going to say "today is a very special day because my baby brother is getting blessed and that really helps us to keep the Sabbath day holy" but then he got up there and gave the traditional "I know the church is true, I love my mom and dad and I know Pres. Hinckley is a true prophet" testimony. I can't say I blame him, I got up there and froze also, I always have so many things I want to say and never end up saying any of them. :) Sam's testimony was so sweet because it was in his cute little voice. I'm going to miss it when he can pronounce all of his words correctly - I'm not ready for him to grow up that big just yet. We had a very simple lunch afterward of ham, turkey and roast beef sandwiches with chips, baked beans and soda. I was SO relaxed during the planning and preparing. Mark helped a lot and it just didn't seem as stressful as these events can sometimes be. I'm so grateful for that, it was such a wonderful and relaxing weekend! We are all so smitten by this beautiful baby boy. We love you baby Will!

5 comments:

Christine Cook said...

What a CUTE family! It was so much fun seeing you today. Your boys are so Darling!!

The Thompson Family said...

What a beautiful baby...and family. I loved this thread. You're so amazing mel (and I'm so glad the blogging world brought us back together!)

love you mama

Tiburon said...

Awww I didn't know Sunday was his blessing! He is such a doll and so tiny!
It was so great to see you yesterday :)

Lisa said...

What a cute family this is! We're so happy we got to be there and participate in Will's special day! My boys were in seventh heaven. We're just glad we got to see your faces, it's been too long!

DIANE said...

Haven't had time to check the blog lately and man was I glad I did today. Love love love reading about your family. Such cute pictures. I thought Mark did such an amazing job blessing little Will. It was an honor to be there and share the day with your little family.