Monday, December 6, 2010


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.

 your Daddy was very nervous. in fact, he was dripping in sweat when he handed you off to me after the blessing was over. he loves you so much and wanted to give you the perfect blessing. he did. you were so lucky to have a daddy who is worthy to give you such a lovely blessing.

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.

all and all, it truly was the loveliest of days. one that i will treasure in my memory keepsake box forever. and even though you were the one being given a blessing, i truly felt like you were the blessing being given to me.




Sammie Brumble said...

Marci, I was so proud of myself. I didn't cry all day. . . and then i read this. ha You are such a good mom. I look up to you more than you will ever know.

Kristy said...

This was so tender. Alice is going to love reading it when she gets older. It's amazing how we can love 2 babies so much, but so differently, huh? People were right--you love the second one just as much as the first, even though it seems impossible that you could love more than one person that much. Love you!

The Peterson's said...

What a good day!

Megan said...

So very sweet. She looks beautiful. What a wonderful day. We're so happy you have little Alice in your family.

Heather said...

So beautiful!

Lea Tame said...

So special!

Ashley and Aaron said...

What a beautiful post from a beautiful gal. I love the name can it not make you happy? Also, Finn has that little people nativity and I smile every time he plays with it.

Linda said...

Beautiful words, beautiful daughters yours, and mine.... I love our family... all of it.... and that means the Chappies too. Thank You for this post. The acorn does not fall.... it flutters. ;) around the medium... and unto a hilarious salad. Yum!

Tiffany Johnson said...

Beautiful Post My friend. She is such a sweet little baby. You guys are a beautiful family. Can you believe you have two babies now? Crazy, isn't it?

mere/tay(xoxo) said...

the blessing day is such a happy day. you looked absolutely beautiful by the way. (which is how it should be:)
love you!