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
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