Monday, August 8, 2016

Teddy's blessing

Blake gave Teddy his name and blessing at church yesterday. We love our ward and have been so grateful for everyone's outpouring of love, excitement and support. We had our close friends, that feel more like our east coast family, attend and participate in the circle. Blake blessed Teddy with a love of learning (especially reading) and continued health. He blessed him to keep the faith like his grandparents and great grandparents. Blake and I often talk about how important it is to be kind so he stressed this quality in Teddy's blessing- kindness to others throughout his life. As soon as Blake started the blessing, I immediately started crying and didn't stop for most of the sacrament meeting. I just felt this overwhelming love for God and my family. My heart has never been so full. We are so grateful for Teddy's calm, peaceful, special spirit in our home. He is simply wonderful. I felt especially grateful for Christ's Atonement and how it makes eternal families possible. Afterwards, we had a little party at our house to celebrate Teddy. It was just a wonderful happy day and we are so grateful for Theodore Faust Behnke!

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  1. Love these pics and seeing that you were surrounded by your east coast church family for this important event. Just wondering, did Teddy wake up for the party? Can't wait for my end of the month visit to see Teddy (and you and Blake too!)

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