Sara was blessed on June 1st, this last Sunday. Grandma DeWitt finished her beautiful dress after 25 hours of "sweat shop" labour in the confines of her very hot unlit bedroom. (why she sews in those conditions I'll never know) I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the dress. The pattern was not so wonderful. My Mom showed it to me when I went to visit over Spring break. I nearly had a heart attack I think. After a few hints at what she could leave out or make simpler it was all in her hands. It turned out beautifully. It will be a really special heirloom for Sara's own family someday I hope.
We had lots of special visitors to be there for her special day. Grandma and Grandpa Dewitt came form Arizona, Grandma Wilcox from California, Aunt Sallie and Aiden from Idaho, Aunt Meghan from Wisconsin and Great Grandpa from Utah. Dave also asked our good friends Nathan Phillips, Adam Huillet and Eric Flake to stand in on the circle.
I love baby blessings. It is so fun to celebrate new life (even though Sara is not so new). I love that her Dad and Grandpa's (sadly we were missing Grandpa Wilcox) gather to lay their hands on her perfect little head with the strength of their priesthood, blessing her with strength and a good life. I love the Father's blessing part. All at once I can be proud of Dave for being worthy to bless her and proud of our precious little creation.
She was such a sweet baby. She even smiled the prettiest smile ever for all of our ward family as Dave held her up. That little smile that is half laugh that lights up even the cloudiest day.
I am always a sucker for these Patriarch and Matriarch photos. Here are Sara's hands in the hand of her Great Grandpa DeWitt and her GrandmasDeWitt and Wilcox.