In the LDS faith, when a new baby comes into the world, they are surrounded by the important men in their lives and given a name and a blessing, typically done by their father. (Grae’s blessing, Stella’s blessing, Harlo’s blessing) Mr. Miller gave Major one of the sweetest blessings I have ever heard, (and I’m not just saying that, several people at the blessing told me the same thing!) He spoke right from his heart with such love for our son. He blessed him with happiness, strength, and faith all through his life. It’s everything I would want our son to be blessed with. I am so grateful for Brady as the father of my children. They are the luckiest, and so am I.
Each of my baby’s blessing days has been such a sweet day for my mama heart. It’s so wonderful to surround ourselves with family and friends and celebrate the newest little life in our family. Blessings are typically done in church during Sacrament hour, but because we’re rather non-traditional, we have blessed each of our babies at home. I love this tradition and I’m so glad we’ve stuck with it. It’s so sweet and personal and sacred.
Major’s blessing was one of the best days of my life. I am in a time in my life that the friends and family I keep around is so intentional. We have been blessed with such a wonderful group of friends the last couple years and I feel so thankful for each of them. I have prayed for these relationships in my life and having them surrounding us with love on these special days in our lives just touches my heart in the best way. I feel like we have finally settled into a real tribe of people to walk this life with and that is such a great feeling. These friendships are eternal.
A lot of thought and preparation went into Major’s blessing day to make it perfect. I love making big and small days in our life extra special with celebrations. I truly felt like a queen, celebrating my little prince! His special day was perfect from start to finish.
A few deatils:
We (Mr. Miller) worked hard to get our backyard finished in time for Major’s blessing. It was the best way to break it in and we loved enjoying our friends and family in a place we had worked and thoughtfully prepared just for gatherings like this.
Thanks to Pinterest and my sweet friend Heather for helping with some extra touches for his special day.
On the menu were roast beef sliders and a plethora of yummy dishes brought by friends. I wanted his day to have a calm, down to earth feel like my blessing way had and it was just perfect.
The dress I bought to wear for Major’s blessing arrived but didn’t quite fit, and at the last minute I pulled this dress out of the back of my closet. I wore it the day we got sealed in the temple and that significance made my heart happy all day. So much better than what I had originally planned to wear.
Major’s blessing outfit came with special thought and preparation (my only son! It had to be perfect.) and was gifted to him by his Nana. His sweet trousers were found HERE. His shoes HERE.
My dear friend Sara is the owner of 24 Seven Designs and made Major this custom blanket with his name on it.
Most of all, Major’s blessing day showed us how loved and blessed we truly are. Thank you to all our friends and family for making this day even that much more special! For the ones who gathered around us, or loved our family from afar. Each of you bless our lives!