Today has been incredibly full. Full of love, laughter, fun and frivolity. This morning at church, my amazing husband gave our little sweet cheeks Eli his baby blessing (for more on baby blessing, and what I believe in general, click here.) The blessing circle was full of wonderful men in our families, my cousin and uncles, and sweet grandpa, and my husbands brothers and father. As I reflect on the outpouring of love and support that we received from our family today, I have tears springing to my eyes. I would not be the Mama I am today without my family. They are the backbone upon which I have leaned through thick and thin; they are the people who love me no matter what; they are the best teachers I have ever known. To have so much family around us today has been uplifting - I love you all. Thank you for being there with us today.
The wonderful men in the blessing circle
Daddy comforting sweet cheeks
Eli and the blanket he was wrapped in during his baby blessing
Eli and the blanket I was wrapped in when my Dad gave me my baby blessing
Thank you for coming to our family Eli - we love you so very, very much!