Friday, September 14, 2012

Blessing Day

On August 5th, 2012 Dorothea was given a name and a blessing by her Papa in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ranchos ward.

Those who joined Papa in the circle:
Uncle Aaron
Uncle Jacob
Uncle Hamp
Grandpa Simonds
Uncle Kaleb
Great Uncle Jim
Bishop Bryant
Les Kirk
William Delatore

Some portions of the blessing as recorded by our friend Karen Rafferty and Mama:

Our Father in Heaven,

By the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood we hold, we take this infant in our hands to give her a name and a blessing. The name by which she shall be known on the records of the church and throughout her life is Dorothea Christina Marie Simonds.

Dorothea, we turn to you to give you a blessing. We bless you that as you go through life you will feel the joy of being raised in a family with parents and a brother who love you.  We bless you to learn the gospel, come to know your Lord and God, keep his commandments, and do that which is right.

We bless you as you come to know what your name means you will know you are a gift from God and you are a blessing and a gift to our family.  We bless you to feel Heavenly Father's love, strength and peace throughout your life.  We bless you that you will be baptized, received the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and find a husband worthy to take you to the temple to marry you for time and all eternity.

In the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

I am grateful for the priesthood, for a husband worthy to exercise it and grateful for this little girl.

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