This weekend will go down as one of the most meaningful and monumental times for our little family.
Maggie was blessed on Sunday. She cried the whole time. Matt said many wonderful things. Here are a few phrases my cousin wrote down afterward, "Your birth and arrival was made possible because of the love and care of many, both on this side of the veil and the other side." Also summarizing, "You've been given the gift of charity...the desire to serve others as you've been served. You've been given the beautiful gift of a mortal and imperfect body. Your body is a gift from God and is a temple. It is a blessing. You are blessed with a happy heart...be quick to laugh and slow to anger."
These two ordinances need no fancy luncheons and dresses to make them special. But sharing them with friends and family added to the joy.
Kate with her great grandmas.
Uncle Kelly, all the way from Houston, was able to make it for the baptism. What a treat!
Nana and Pa wanted get Maggie her blessing dress. I wanted it to be short, simple and ivory. Tough find. My cousin makes dresses, so I sent her a few pictures of what I like, and she went to work. Love it! Thanks Nana, Pa, and Savannah for outfitting Little Mags.
This is Josie during our family picture on Saturday. The picture turned out blurry, but I just had to include this close-up. It's so hard when the other sisters are getting so much attention! Love that girl.