Monday, November 3, 2014

Junette's Blessing Day

Today was such a special day. Today in the Fort Lauderdale 1st ward, Jeff gave Junette a name and a blessing. It was a beautiful day. I was so excited to dress her in the beautiful blessing gown my sister Tiffany made out of my Mother's wedding dress. The weather was perfect to wrap my sweet baby in the beautiful white afghan my friend Wanda Boyer made for me. It was a little hard to hear Jeff giving the blessing because the mic wasn't working and there are a lot of little kids in our church but I took a recording of it and Jeff was able to fill in the blanks.

The boys ran off when we got to church and we didn't have time to hunt them down so we didn't get a family picture.
Bennett wanted me to take his picture too.
"Take a picture of my eyelashes."
The pink and white afghan was made my my Mother. It is a family tradition. My Grandma, who Junie is named after used to make the same patterned afghan for every grandchild she had. I still have mine. Now my Mom makes them.

The white afghan was made by Wanda Boyer, a wonderful friend. She also made the boys' bib that they were blessed in. I was so happy it was cooler today so I could wrap her up in it.

Dear Heavenly Father through the power of the Holy Melchizedek priesthood which we hold; We hold this infant in our arms and give her a name and a blessing. The name by which she will be known throughout her life and the records of the church is Junette Elizabeth Kennington. Junette at this time we bless you that throughout your life you will continue to grown and be happy. We bless you with a keen mind and healthy body and a wonderful spirit. We bless you with intelligence and strength, that you will be morally strong and be able to help those around you. We bless you to be kind and to show love to family and friends. We bless you to have the desire to learn throughout your life. Always keep in your mind the teachings of the gospel and share it with your friends. We bless you to prepare to serve a mission so you can always share the gospel. We bless you with these things in the name of Jesus Christ amen.

Blessing circle:
Vernon Dickson
Lawrance Barker
Cameron Simms
Derick Flack
Glenn Curtis
Aaron King