Monday, February 21, 2011
I can't believe it has been six weeks since baby Jesse arrived. Crazy! At night it seems longer, much longer. But right now while he is napping and Emree is napping it seems like it has flown by. We are getting excited to bless him this weekend and to have family around too. There is nothing better than seeing all the amazing family in our lives and all the men who have blessed my life gather around our little man and give him a name and a blessing. When Emree was blessed Quinn (one of my brothers) and Tanner (Ty's brother) were on their missions. So, we are extremely excited to have them both here for Jesse.
If you are unsure what a baby blessing is, here is the definition from the church's website :
Naming and Blessing Children
“Every member of the church of Christ having children is to bring them unto the elders before the church, who are to lay their hands upon them in the name of Jesus Christ, and bless them in his name” (D&C 20:70). In conformity with this revelation, only worthy men who hold the Melchizedek Priesthood may participate in naming and blessing children. The ordinance of naming and blessing children requires authorization from the presiding authority.
When blessing a baby, men who hold the Melchizedek Priesthood gather in a circle and hold the baby in their hands. When blessing an older child, brethren place their hands lightly on the child’s head. The person who gives the blessing:
1. Addresses Heavenly Father.
2. States that the blessing is given by the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood.
3. Gives the child a name.
4. Gives a priesthood blessing as the Spirit directs.
5. Closes in the name of Jesus Christ.
Posted by Tyler - Danielle - Emree at 2:11 PM