dear little Alice Joy,
this past weekend you were blessed. i know you won't be able to remember this wonderful celebration of your little life, but i will. and someday, when i tell you about your blessing day, these might be some of the things i'll say:
you looked beautiful.
you were surrounded by people who love you. people traveled from Utah, Boston, and all parts of California just to see you and take part in your special day. you are very loved.
i already knew it, but your blessing confirmed it: your Heavenly Father loves you very, very much. and he wants you to never ever forget it.
Ellie was amazed by how beautiful you looked. she kept saying, "Alice looks so beautiful in her white dress!" Ellie is your number one fan.
you wore the same dress that Ellie wore on her blessing day...the amazingly smocked creme silk dress that Grandma made for you girls. it looked just as stunning on you as it did on Ellie.
you slept like an angel in my arms before the blessing and after it. your little fingers curled around mine. i love the way you do that.
during the blessing, you stared up into the heavens- someday i hope to know what or who you were looking at up there.
we had a killer soup + salad party at our little home with our families (minus a couple of people who were greatly missed) after church. Ellie really wanted you to eat some of the homemade rolls i made because they were super delicious and she didn't want you to miss out.
everyone ooogled and awed over how sweet and beautiful you are the whole day. your sweet little smiles melted everyone's hearts into big piles of goo.
i was reminded how blessed i am to be the mama to such a sweet, pure spirit, so fresh from Heaven and the presence of our Heavenly Father. while Ellie is my sunshine, you are my Joy, little Alice Joy. i love you so very, very much.