Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Blakelee's blessing

We had Blake's blessing this weekend. We were happy to have family and close friends come enjoy the evening with us.
For those that don't understand...As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we don't believe that children need to be baptized. They are not to be baptized until they reach the age of accountablilty (8 years old). However, when a baby is born there is the opportunity to say a special prayer on behalf of the baby, in which they are given a name by which they will be known on church records (same as legal given name), and ask Heavenly Father for blessings on the baby for their life. It is not a requirement, but a wonderful blessing.
Here's a picture of Blake in her blessing dress...

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