On July 6 Fabio gave our Benjamin James Gaertner a "name and a blessing."
It's a special ordinance in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (similar to Christening but the baby isn't baptized--just formally named and given special promises the man blessing the baby feels he should give).
Among other things, Fabio blessed Ben with a "great attitude towards work," a "testimony of the Gospel of Christ," a "desire to share the gospel," to "recognize the Spirit," and to "follow a path of covenants."
All the grandparents were here for the occasion, which made it extra special.
Especially when Dap stood in the circle for Ben's blessing.
Nay Nay and Vovo were in baby-heaven, and the babies were in attention-heaven.
And I felt overwhelmed with how good my life is and how blessed I am.
Blessed to have the sweetest 2-year-old ever.
Blessed to have such a beautiful, healthy, perfect baby.
Blessed to have the most helpful Dad who lives such a worthy life.
Blessed to have a Mom who lives to serve and taught me what motherhood is really all about.
Blessed to have a sweet Mother-in-law who is nothing but kind to me.
And especially blessed to have such a caring, gentle, worthy, humble, tall-dark-and-handsome-dream-boat to share my life with.
The boys are pretty lucky to have such a special Daddy who takes great care them.
Love you both, F&B.