March 28, 2019

Bear's Baby Blessing

Bear was blessed this past Sunday at church by Andy. I love hearing the blessings pronounced upon my children's heads by their father and to glean a little bit about what our Father in Heaven has in store for them. I feel truly honored and blessed that Heavenly Father would entrust these special spirits to me. It is a privilege and a joy to be a mother.

When Andy blesses our children I try to record the audio, so I can type up the blessing for a boys so read when they are older. This time was no exception. The sound didn't record very well, so I am hoping I can decipher it.

Bear wore the same white outfit that Bubba did. He looked so cute! Andy took Bear up front and those we invited to participate (Andy, my father, Uncle Jared, cousin Cooper, Andy's father, Andy's grandfather, our good friend Kent and Dan and Brian a member of our bishopric) formed a circle around Bear while Andy pronounced the blessing. The spirit was very strong in that room.

The one thing that really stood out to both Andy and I was that Bear would be a peacemaker in our family. I also took note of the word "siblings", apparently we aren't done having kids yet.

As soon as the blessing was over, Andy sat down next to me and Bubba with Bear. A moment later Andy asked me if I wanted to change Bear's diaper, I was a little confused by this as I had just changed Bear's diaper before the blessing. Andy told me he had let out some really loud farts.

I took Bear to the mother's room to change his diaper and feed him. I was shocked by what I found-- the biggest blowout I have ever seen in my life. Poop was everywhere. His white blessing outfit was all kinds of poop yellow. It took awhile to get him changed.

When I went back into the chapel people looked at me a little funny. I later learned that people nearby could hear Bear when he pooped, not sure why I didn't hear it.

After the Sacrament Meeting was over, we went outside and took some family pictures and then went home for lunch.

Me, Bubba, Bear & Andy.

Me, Bear, Papa, Bubba, Nana & Uncle Nathan.

My side of the family: Nana, Me, Papa, Bear, Andy, Uncle Nathan, Bubba, Aunt Kimberly, Uncle Jared, Cousins: Emma, Samuel, Cooper & Natalie.

Andy's side: Bear, Andy, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Bubba & Uncle Shaun.

Andy's side of the family: Me, Bear, Andy, Grandpa, Grandma, Great Grandma, Great Grandpa, Aunt Ilene, Cousins: Aaron, Lynn, Ethan, Bubba &Uncle Shaun.

Grandma with Bear & Cousin Lynn.

I'm really grateful that so many of our family members were willing and able to make the trip out for the Bear's blessing. It meant a lot to have them here.

These photos were taken after I cleaned all the yellow poop out of the blessing outfit. Honestly, I can't believe I was able to get it all out.