Sunday, November 8, 2009

Liv's Blessing

We blessed Olivia at my mom's house last week. Brandon's parents came down for the occasion and it was absolutely perfect. Brandon did such an amazing job and gave such a beautiful blessing. I am so grateful for a husband who hold the priesthood and for the amazing father and husband that he is.

Before the blessing, I sang "Daughter of a King." I tend to get smidge emotional when I am singing for things/occasions/people that are close to my heart. I was a mess when I sang at our wedding. I held it together pretty well until the very end when B and I locked eyes, he smiled, and looked down at our baby girl. I came unglued.

There are no words to express what it is to have a child. I was overwhelmed with gratitude to Heavenly Father for trusting us with this little spirit who has waited such a long, long time to get here. I am terrified to fail her, I know she is such an important little one. My love for her has ignited in me a flame to overcome, to thrive, to teach, to know, to testify, and to endure.


Ashley Thalman said...

What a great dress you found! She looked so beautiful and so did you. I am glad the occasion was just what you wanted it to be. You are great parents.

Lindsey said...

Such a blessing - congrats! Also, I have that same shirt you are wearing and I'm pretty sure you look better in it :)

Rachel said...

What a beautiful baby. Once again, I can't wait to hold her. I echo your comments on parenthood; next to marriage it's life's greatest blessing.