Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Baby Blessing

Sam's blessing at church was last week on the 8th of November, when he was seven weeks old. It was a sunny, mild, lovely day, which was a pleasant surprise, it being November in Connecticut. In the Mormon Church, when a baby is a few weeks or months old, the father (if he holds the priesthood) gives him or her a special blessing. A circle of men stand around the baby with their hands on his head while the father blesses him with what he is impressed to say by the Spirit. It's a simple, beautiful thing that I've always appreciated; never more so than when it's my own child!