Adam, what a sweet father he is, blessed our beautiful Ava Lu yesterday in our home, surrounded by family, some of our dearest friends, and our incredible bishop from church. It was such a lovely day...an answer to prayer. My parents and two of my sisters were able to come (from Washington, Idaho, and Arizona) and we loved having them here! My Mom was such a help and support to me, we had just one day after the reunion at Bear Lake to get ready for the intimate gathering at our home to celebrate our baby girl, and she did so much! She is such a wonderful mother and grandmother! And Adam's parents and siblings were all so generous to bring something to contribute to the luncheon...we're so fortunate to have such awesome family.
During Ava's blessing, I had such an overwhelming feeling of my Heavenly Father's love for Ava. And I think she felt it too, she was so calm. And then she was full of smiles after. I loved visiting with everyone during the little luncheon, knowing that they are such vital people in our daughter's life. She is one blessed little girl...and we are so blessed to have her!
The crocheted dress, shoes, and bonnet she wore were from her Grandma Kjar...such a precious gift! She gave it to us, sweetly wrapped in pink tissue paper, at the hospital the day after Ava was born. And I've been so excited to see her in it! I'll treasure it forever, and I know Ava will too.
Oh and I got the sweet idea for the framed print from here...and I created it here. :) Adam and I thought the verse in John was perfect.