Monday, February 2, 2009

Blessing Day!

First: Thanks to everyone who traveled so far to come and be with us. Its so awesome to have the support of family! We had a fantastic weekend with everyone. The twins were blessed after stake conference in the RS room. When we set up the blessing with the bishop there was date confusion. We didn't realize is was going to be stake conference so we let all of our fam know and made plans for Feb 1st, by the time we figured it all out it was too late to change the date. We were disappointed with the idea of not blessing them in sacrament meeting, but we both know now that it was for a reason. Our bishop (brand new last week) was inspired to offer both Ben and I a blessing after the twins were blessed. Until that moment I hadn't realized how much stress and anxiety I had been carrying with all that is going on with Emily. I am so grateful for the gospel and the spirit that was felt in that room. I am so grateful for the priesthood and for a bishop who is so in tune. What an amazing day. Thanks again to everyone who came and participated in the blessings. We love you all so much!!! Come back again SOON!


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10 comments:

Linda R. Cobb said...

What a blessed occassion. I was so happy Grandpa Jay & I could be there. Ben & Loni -- you have such a beautiful family...our prayers are always with you. Love, Grandma Linda

The Arnells said...

it was awesome to be able to be there. a great exprience. im glad you have such a great bishop.

Cram Family said...

What a great weekend for you and your cute family. I love the pictures!! That is awsome you have such a great bishop. I know that they are truley inspired men of our heavenly father and that thing happen for a reason. My prayers are with your family and especially baby emily.
Love,
Desserae

Annie said...

How wonderful! Sounds like you had a great day! The girls are getting so big! I LOVE the heads in a circle picture of your family! SO CUTE!!!!

Stina said...

What a gorgeous family!!! Your girls are so cute. And, I have to say--with our visit to the NICU, had to think of you and your family!

Matthew-Jessica-Chase-Taleah said...

Oh my goodness! They are so cute!!!

Vanessa said...

What a special time in your families life's! I know the Lord will bless you and your sweet little twins. They are so cute and getting so big! I can't believe it!

Alexandra W said...

The twins are so beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing you all again soon!! I'm sorry we couldn't be there, we really missed being there. Love you guys, and what a happy day :)

Kory and Tiffini Howard Family said...

What a blessing itself to have the gospel. Thank goodness for inspiration, and that family can be there for those moments. Such a cute family you have the circle picture is great.

Hannah said...

I love the heads shot. How priceless~