Sunday, September 27, 2009
Today was Kaitlyn's blessing. She wore my blessing dress from when I was a baby. My grandma Zaelit made the bonnet, my grandma Webb made the blanket, and the pink fuzzy shoes belonged to my dad. (Side bar: when my grandma got pregnant again, she was so excited! She already had two boys and she knew this one was going to be a girl. She went out and bought these shoes, but alas, my dad was a boy. She still tried the shoes on him, but didn't take him out in public, and kept the shoes because she couldn't part with them. Now Jennie and I get to use them for our little girls' blessings.) Anyway, it was so good to see all of our family. Many of my family came down from the Salt Lake area and Mom & Dad came down from Idaho. It was so great to see them and share this special event with them. Jared blessed Kaitlyn and it was a beautiful blessing. I know he was nervous, but he did a great job! I am so grateful for the Priesthood and the wonderful husband I have who honors it. I love the fact that the Lord has given us a way to bless our infants, to give them strength and guidance as they grow. I know that many people might say that babies are too young, but I do not believe that at all. I know that Kaitlyn is closer to Heavenly Father right now than any of us, and I know that she understands the words of her blessings. We named her Kaitlyn Elenore Brown after my grandma Webb. She passed away in May, but she was so excited for this little girl to come visit our family. I know that she loved Kaitlyn and spent time with her before Kaitlyn arrived. I also believe that Grandma was present on Sunday as well. I didn't get any pictures of the bonnet, blanket, or shoes - I will at a later date.