Sunday Reflections

Sunday, March 6, 2011

In many Christian churches, when a baby is born they are christened. They usually wear an elegant white outfit for the occasion and friends and family celebrate.

In the LDS church, there is no christening of babies (baptism is saved until the child is at least 8 years old), but rather a simple blessing of the child by those holding the proper authority to do so. Still, there is a family celebration, and usually the baby wears special white get-up.


Unless of course the baby girl being blessed has an overly-talented Grandmother who made her blessing dress for her, and opted to not do white.

My Grandma Kitchens made this dress for me and I was blessed in it as a baby.

Then my sister was blessed in it.

Now my daughter will be blessed in it.

There is not an ounce of me that would change a thing about this beautiful dress.


  1. Yay! My dress isn't as cute as yours, and it is slightly yellow from the years, but my daughter will also be blessed in the blessing gown I was dressed long as she isn't 15 lbs when she is born.

  2. Both times you've had pictures of things your daughter will wear one day, I have the most intense urge to hug your baby girl! It's an actual aching in my arms. I can't even IMAGINE what YOU feel...

  3. can i please have a grown-up version of that dress? it's AMAZING!! there is nothing else in the world she could possibly be blessed in. i love it. so so so so perfect.

  4. Oh how much cuter it would be if it was cleaned and pressed.

  5. the dress is awesomeness and you updated your blog.. it makes me ask.. HOW in the world did you do it.. :)


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