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!

7 comments:

Kristina P. said...

He is so adorable!

dougandcheryl said...

He looks so cute!!

Ann Marie said...

He is a darling little guy!
I love when my baby's are blessed! It's a speical day! Congrats! XO

Sarah Laurence said...

What a cutie! Sam looks so happy.

Laura said...

What a beautiful baby!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Russ told me that he looked down at Sam when he was in the circle that Sam was just looking up and had a big smile on his face. I thought that was funny and cute!

Donna said...

Oh, thanks for telling me that Alyson! That's so sweet! I was worried that he'd cry through the whole thing. But he was quiet during the blessing and saved the crying for later, which was fine with me!