Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Blessing Day

Henry and Hudson August 3, 2008
Henry Anson Bridgeforth
Named after my great great grandfather - Charles Anson Solomon
Hudson Charles Bridgeforh
Named after my grandfather - Charlie Spencer Solomon


Our Family...believe me this IS the best picture we got...trying to take a family picture is war around here...
My mom and her fiance David came for the weekend - don't they look great?! I was really looking forward to this day...Henry and Hudson were given a name and a blessing (similar to a christening in other religions) by their father at church this past Sunday. It was everything I hoped it would be. They looked so sweet in their white outfits and Tony gave them each a very special blessing. I love to hear Tony bless our children...I'm glad I have a husband who holds and honors the Priesthood of God. Thank you Tony.

I am so pleased to have these special babies in our family. They are truly individuals and I love each of our children with all my heart. I am humbled by my responsibility as their mother...I pray each day that I will be strong and valiant - as my own mother was and is - so that I can teach them by word and by example. I thank my Heavenly Father for giving us this opportunity.

8 comments:

The Blaisdell Family said...

First, Mandy you look just beautiful in that picture! You look so happy and I LOVE that dress!!

All of the pictures in this post are great! Your children are beautiful, your mom looks SO happy, and you and Tony sound like you have a great family!

Heidi said...

Oh they are so cute. I am so glad that the day went so well I wish we could have been there. I have been checking your blog five times a day since Sunday waiting for pictures! I love it, and I can't wait to see you all this weekend!

Connie said...

I heard that blessing and thought "what a man to give such beautiful and thoughtful blessings" to his children! I have to admit that they were the absolutely best blessings I've ever heard from anyone! Tell Tony I was truly impressed with the love that came through that day, Mandy.
Smoochies to all the munchkins,
Connie

Stacey said...

NOOOOO!! I missed it!! Dang it all...

I was looking forward to being there in SMeeting for it. How wonderful it must have been, though. I've said it a thousand times Mandy, BEAUTIFUL family!

~Stacey

mom2kylonna said...

You all look so happy and content! I'm so happy for you and so proud of the woman and mom that you are! You are such a great example to me. I love you!

Amber H. said...

I love blessing days! I agree, it truly is a blessing to be married to someone who honors their priesthood. I'm so happy for you guys! I wish I could just come and pick up those cute little babies and give them a squeeze! I think it's really neat that you have named them after special people in your lives. You look amazing BTW!

Kristi M. said...

You look SO great Mandy!! Everybody looks so happy and you are one strong woman! I just don't know how you do it. I love blessing days. Such a strong, spiritual experience to hear blessings that are meant for just that one little baby.

TammyP said...

What a sweet family!! The blessings on Sunday were so perfect! I love seeing you and your family at church every week. I don't know your mom, but she did a great job on you. You are a great mother!