Saturday, June 5, 2010


Tomorrow is Smush's special blessing day.

In my church, we give our babies a name and a blessing when they are infants. The blessing is performed by a male who has Priesthood authority. It is usually given by the baby's father or a close male relative or friend. Other male relatives and friends who hold the Priesthood can stand in the circle and assist with the blessing.

An LDS baby blessing is not the same as a baptism or christening, but it is similar. The person performing the blessing simply states the baby's name (to add the baby to church records) and then blesses him or her with health, happiness, success, strength and other things as the giver sees fit. No two baby blessings are the same, but they are all special.

Babies don't have to wear white when they are blessed, but Smush will be! Check out his tux. Snazzy.

Don't mind that he's about to bust out of it ...

Here's Bubby on her blessing day, November 24, 2007. We blessed her at my parents' home.

I remember the day because it was also my Granny's birthday, and she was there for the blessing. So was my uncle CP.

They won't be there this time. Well, not in person, anyway ...

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  1. Aww!!!! I'm so excited for Smush! I hope it went well! Did it? That's neat that you did your daughter's at home, I didn't know you could do that... I also wasn't sure if they had to wear white.. that's nice to know they don't have to :)

    I'm wondering if a white tutu-dress I make her would be too much for a blessing dress? ... Maybe. I wish we had one that was in the family or something, but we don't.

  2. Love love LOVE his outfit, what a handsome little guy! This is one of the things I most look forward to when I finally become a mom! Baby blessings always make me tear up (in a good way)

  3. Having fun getting caught up. What a cute outfit! And how awesome of you to share it this way.


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