Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Name and a Blessing

Hello Winston David Hale.
On March 13th your dad held you in his arms and gave you a name and a blessing. In the circle were your grandpas and great grandpas, as well as some of your great uncles.  You are so loved. I am so glad that you are mine. You were promised many wonderful things as long as you stay  faithful and worthy.The blessing was so beautiful I cried throughout the whole thing. I am already so proud of you.
I am so thankful that your dad is a worthy priesthood holder and that he is able to give you blessings whenever you need them. That is so powerful.
I was so scared that something would go wrong. I kept playing the worst senerios over and over in my head. Like that you would have a huge blowout in your white pants right before you were blessed or that you would have a blowout during the blessing or that you would scream the whole time. I am glad to report that none of these things happened. You were practically perfect the whole time. 
After church all the men that were in the circle came up to me and told me that during the whole blessing you were relaxing with your arms out, smiling and looking around at everyone. It really makes me so happy to know that. From the second that you were born you have loved looking at people and observing what is going on.
After the blessing was over a women in the ward came up to and handed me a piece of paper summerizing everything that was said in the prayer. I am so thankful that she was so thoughtful.
Your outfit was very special. Your dad made the vest that you were wearing and I made your booties. I think that they both turned out so cute. The blanket that you were blessed in was the one that my brothers and I were all blessed in.
Many of our friends and family came to see you blessed and afterwards, since our apartment is to small we had a lunchin at my parents house. I think that everything turned out perfectly!

Just had to post a picture of these. My mom and I spent forever making these cake pops and I feel like they deserve to be noticed.

I can not imagine my life without you. Having your sweet spirit in our home has made me happier than I knew I could be. 


  1. Dude. Steven crochets????? And Winston couldn't be any cuter. What a babe. And looking at my cousins and aunt and uncle makes me really really miss them. Give them big hugs from me.

  2. I think Winston looks just like his Dad! it's so cute!