In our church we do not believe in infant baptism; however, we bless our babies. Our baby is presented to receive his name on the records of the church and to receives a special blessing as directed by the Holy Spirit by one who hold Priesthood power.
Blessings have been particularly tender for me the past few years as we have waited for a babe in arms again.
This month after almost four years it was finally our turn to have this beautiful experience again!
|Shipton was blessed by his handsome daddy!|
|My four BEAUTIFUL children!!!|
First, Sunday goes differently. We have 600 members in our ward and with as much family (not to mention friends) we have in the area, we would easily displace the members of our ward. We love being able to stay for all of church rather than rushing home after Sacrament Meeting to host our guests.
Second, since it is on a different day, I can put more effort into it. I have learned over the years to simplify, so it wasn't anything fancy; however, it was more put together than if I had just left from church to host it.
We had a really good turn out and enjoyed visiting with all who came.
Shipton was blessed, but we are the ones who have been blessed this past year to have this little one to love. We still can't get over Shipton really being our baby! With longing for a baby for several years, it feels like we must have stolen him from somewhere. We all watched my belly grow, so we know well it isn't true... it just feels wonderful to have chubby cheeks to kiss all day long again!