Liliana was blessed on Sunday, March 1st. David pronounced the blessing and was accompanied in the blessing circle by his dad, Jim Hernandez, Bishop Perkins, my Grandpa Thompson, Uncle David, Bryant Owen, Johnathan Tyler, Brad Singley, and my brother-in-law, Andrew Dorsett. Many family members attended the blessing: My mom, David's parents, my sister Nicole, my sister Sylvie and her husband Andrew, David's Grandma Neta, my Great Aunt Deb, Great Uncle Joe, Grandma and Grandpa Thompson, and David's cousin Rosemary and her husband Ricky. Just as Christ took the little children in his arms and blessed them, David held our daughter and gave her a beautiful blessing. Among some of the blessings David pronounced upon her, Liliana was promised health, strength, proper development, an ability to listen to and follow the promptings of the Spirit, and a desire to keep the commandments of God. After the blessing, David, my mother, and I all bore our testimonies about how the love we feel in our families (especially towards our babies) gives us a glimpse into how much our Father in Heaven loves us. I am so thankful for my family and the knowledge that I have that we have been sealed through temple covenants and that we can be together forever if we live worthily of that overwhelmingly beautiful blessing.
PS. The gorgeous blessing gown you see Liliana wearing in the pictures was made by my great-aunt Deb with a little help from my mom and Grandma Thompson.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Liliana turned six weeks old on Saturday and decided to celebrate by rolling over. David watched her do it a couple of times and called me over to see. After watching her roll once, I ran for the video camera, hoping that she'd be willing to do it at least one more time. Luckily Liliana cooperated and we were able to catch her unbelievable roll at six weeks on film. Check it out on our family website!