"Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to you, each other, your children, your grand-children and others throughout the generations. Remember, the Savior chastised those who failed to record important events." --President Spencer W. Kimball

March 19, 2010

Lautala's Baby Blessing....

So our little princess was blessed on February 7th, 2010. She looked so beautiful in her little white dress. I got super emotional when I was getting her dressed that morning because the dress she wore was a dress that my Grandma Carr made for me before she passed away. After having two boys, I wondered if I was ever going to get the chance to use it. My aunt Darla was holding on to it and made the finishing touches before she gave it to me. It was simple. It was homemade. It was a little old-fashioned. It was perfect! My Grandma Carr was a very crafty woman and she hand-made or home-made almost everything she wore or ate. I'm so blessed to have these little things from her that helps me to remember her.

Ova gave the blessing for our little girl.... and it was absolutely beautiful. She was only 1 month old at the time, but she already had him wrapped around her little finger. It's so cute to see how he melts when she looks or smiles at him. He kept telling me that morning that he was afraid he would get all choked up and nobody would be able to understand him. He did get choked up a little at the beginning, but he gave a very beautiful and heart-felt blessing. I'm so proud of him!

My little Filimone has this new obsession with sharing his testimony....and he had asked me several times if he could go up and bear his testimony. It was so cute, because when he got to the microphone, before he bore his testimony he said "I love my baby sister" Both him and Makai can't get enough of her...and I still have to limit them kissing her or they would seriously have their lips planted on her face all day long. It's so cute to see them with her though! We all got up and bore our testimonies that day... It had been a while since I'd been up to the pulpit, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to thank my Heavenly Father for blessing me with another sweet child...and also to thank all the friends and family that came to support. Ova's testimony is firm and I absolutely love hearing him share it.... that day he shared an experience with everyone. In one of my earlier posts I talked about my little sister Leka getting her endowments.... that happened 2 days before Lautala made her debut. He was so tired during the session and was struggling to stay awake and all the sudden, he felt her sitting on his lap. It was hard for him to describe, but he knew it was her...she was there helping him stay awake. He said he felt her throughout the whole session and when it was over he heard her tell him that she'd see him soon. That was the first time he'd ever had an experience like that, and that was his first bond with his daughter, before she was even born.

It was just an amazing, filling, rewarding, spiritual, family-filled day.

We had a small eating at Ova's parent's house after and it was nice having just our families there eating, talking and enjoying each other's company.

1 comment:


I love the baby blessing dress its beautiful the best things are always home made hand made for sure!!! Just reading Ova's experience gave me the chills!!! congrats again with ur beautiful princess!!!