This past weekend we had the amazing privilege of blessing E up in Sharon, VT at the Joseph Smith Birthplace Monument. By sheer good timing, Greg's parents are currently serving there as mission directors and consequently, we blessed L about 10 feet from the original home of Joseph Smith's family.
Another highlight of the event - E was blessed in a dress my mother sewed for my own blessing 31 years ago.
Thanks to the devoted care of my grandmother, the dress is still in my hands and in superb condition (albeit, just a bit snug on L). Here's a couple pictures of my blessing day - love the one with my grandfathers!
One very proud big brother...
I am thrilled we all got to experience this at the memorial. So amazing! I love knowing that Joseph saw God and Jesus Christ. My favorite apostle - Elder Maxwell - says it best -
What followed Joseph Smith’s prayer in the spring of 1820 irrevocably illuminated our view of God, ourselves, others, life, even the universe! A young boy in a small grove of trees began receiving answers to mankind’s oldest and largest questions! But young Joseph certainly did not go into the Sacred Grove seeking the restoration of the holy priesthood and the holy endowment, the sealing power, and all the keys thereof. He did not even know of their existence! He merely wanted to know which of several churches to join. His prayer was for personal and tactical guidance. The response, however, was of global and eternal significance!
...given all of the foregoing, “what can I say more” except “Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!”
-Neal A. Maxwell-