Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Amelie's baby blessing

On Sunday, Rob gave Amelie a special baby blessing.  In our church it is a tradition to give new babies a name (for the official records) and a blessing in front of the congregation.  It is not the same as a baptism, (which we don't do until at least 8 years old,) or a christening, but it is a special occasion.  We chose to do it this weekend because Rob's mom was here to visit.  His sister Allyson also drove out from Atlanta with her 4 kids- so we had quite a houseful for a few days, but more on that later.  :)  Rob said the blessing and was joined by Bishop Adams, John Lente, Jason Jones, and Jason Bowman.  Amelie cried through the whole thing!  John Lente joked afterwards that she was "feeling the Spirit."

Amelie wore the same dress that Charlotte wore for her baby blessing.

I love how it looks with her dark hair!

Here is Amelie with her daddy, all ready to go to church, and here is the blessing that Rob gave her:
Our Father in Heaven, by the power of the Melchizedek Priesthood and authority of Jesus Christ, we present this child to give her a name and a blessing.  The name by which she shall be known is Amelie Marie Anderson. 
Amelie, we bless you at this time with a desire to learn the Gospel and seek for the things of most worth in this life.  We bless you with a desire to come to know your Savior, Jesus Christ.  We bless you with a desire to help others and to be a missionary; that you may share the Gospel and be a good example to all your family and friends, that they may also follow the path toward eternal life.  We bless you with a desire to learn about the temple- to learn of the Gospel, and when the time comes, to seek among the righteous for a companion, that you may be sealed in the temple for time and all eternity.
We say these things, and bless you with all other blessings that Heavenly Father sees fit to bestow upon you, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


Inger de paza said...

Is a beautiful little girl...

Aubrey said...

I think I say this every time one of your children receives a blessing, but the ideas expressed in those paragraphs are absolutely BEAUTIFUL as well as universal. I think that's what every mother of faith wants for her children, whether that mama is Mormon or Methodist! :)

KEK said...

She's so beautiful!