Bailey’s Blessing

So yesterday marked a very special day; Bailey’s blessing and a name in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). In the LDS church babies are not baptized as an infant because we believe they are already pure and sinless until the age of accountability at 8 years old. We do however give them a name and a blessing into the church for church records. However, it doesn’t mean they have a membership in the church just yet; that comes after they choose to be baptized at 8 years old or older. Yesterday we were able to bless Bailey Marie Bertoch 🙂 My grandparents and his parents traveled up north to come witness it, so that was very special.

As I witnessed my husband blessing my little girl, surrounded by family who were worthy men of the priesthood, my heart became so full of gratitude. There are certain milestones in life that bring such great joy, and this was definitely one of those for me. In life there are also pivotal moments that bring a fork in the path of your life for you to choose, and they usually have very different outcomes. I am so thankful that when I came to that fork in my life years ago, that it has brought me here. I am so grateful that I was able to be married to a wonderful man in the temple of the Lord to be sealed for time and all eternity, and I am even more ecstatic to be able to raise beautiful children with him, and raise them with the principles of the gospel that has brought me such great joy. It made me reflect on the fact that my grandparents joined the church after two missionaries knocked on their door. Those two missionaries are now the result of 4 generations of Latter-Day Saints. My mom was converted by two missionaries while she was dating my dad, and I am so thankful for her testimony as well, because I know my life would have been very different otherwise. I am so excited that my sister is able to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and bring the joy of this gospel to other families 🙂 🙂

Overall, a wonderful experience 🙂 After the blessing Adam and I and his parents went and visited his grandfather and other family in Pleasant Grove, and that was really cool. I love being surrounded by family and having great times with one another. Nothing beats that.

My heart is full. 🙂

Also, if anyone is curious about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, there are 2 wonderful websites to get true information and uplifting messages from the church. http://www.lds.org and http://www.mormon.org 

baileyblessing

IMG_6150 IMG_6153 IMG_6140 IMG_6193 IMG_6158 IMG_6176 IMG_6185 IMG_6173 IMG_6181 IMG_6180 IMG_6166 IMG_6165 IMG_6178 IMG_6190 IMG_6192 IMG_6216 IMG_6212 IMG_6196 IMG_6222 IMG_6223 IMG_6219 IMG_6080 IMG_6107 IMG_6164 IMG_6161 IMG_6162 IMG_6078photo 1 copy 2 photo 3 copy

These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: