Monday, October 1, 2012
Yesterday we blessed our daughter. In Mormon lingo, that means Vic was able to hold Zoë in a circle, surrounded by other men of our family and friends, and announce her official name (Zoë June Jackson) and pronounce blessings upon her that he hopes will be fulfilled in her life.
He told her he hoped she would treasure her name, as it means "life" and that she would remember the source of Life. He blessed her to be able to appreciate the challenges of life, that she would maintain a relationship with her sister and that her connection with Lucy would help her remember those on the other side of the veil, and many other beautiful things.
For me, it was a wonderful day. My sister is here, my in-laws came up, our friends shared delicious food with us, and I felt at peace. The weather was perfect and with each breath I took yesterday my soul filled up with gratitude and as I exhaled my mind and body released thanks. It was healing and healthy and lovely.
And when I get more time, I cannot wait to show you more photos of Zoë's incredible dress and tell you the story behind it. It is incredibly special.
I will never get tired of saying THANK YOU to all the wonderful people in my life who love and support me. Family, friends, blog readers, strangers, children, acquaintances....THANK YOU.
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