The Preslar Family

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A Baby Blessed



As was noted on facebook, I was still working on Bundle's blessing dress at 11:00 the night before her big day. Luckily the dress had been mostly finished since before she was born. I just had to add a lining, ribbon and a button. The reason I was doing it at 11:00 at night was because I had spend the rest of the weekend getting ready for the lunch after church at Peter and Sheri's place. Thus the procrastination. I suppose I couldn't possibly have done it any sooner than this weekend, right?

So yes, on Sunday, July 5th, we had the opportunity to give Bundle a special baby blessing in church. I really missed having my parents there. I was so happy my brother Peter was there to represent both my Dad and other brother Adam in the blessing, both of whom are far away right now. Peter is a rock. Troy's family were almost all there, and I thank them for taking the time to make it to us from near and far to be there. It was a lovely meeting, and the time spent afterwords eating and talking and being with beloved friends and family was wonderful. Unfortunately, my sweet mother in law was ill and couldn't be there. You were missed, Carol.


I'm so grateful that Bundle is here, safe, sound and sweet. I feel like I've learned a lot about faith in the past couple of years. When I got pregnant with Matthew and then when he passed away, I felt like Heavenly Father put the floor under my feet before I could even take a step. Does that make sense? The spirit was around me and Troy and helping us before we even had the chance to ask. I knew of His love for me and my family without a doubt, so much so that I actually treasure the experience of losing Matthew. And then when I felt that it was time to try for one more baby I learned (again - it's a lesson to be learned over and over) that sometimes I'm asked to take a step ahead before I know if there's a floor there or not. Bundle's pregnancy was much harder than I expected it to be, as far as trusting that she would make it here to our family if she was supposed to. And there was nothing I could do to control that, just trust in my Heavenly Father and put my fears in His hands. And now here I am with this warm pink Bundle and I am just thrilled. Matthew was certainly on my mind more than usual on Sunday, and in a good way. I celebrate what he gave me as much as I celebrate what Bundle now brings. I'm very grateful.

9 comments:

Windybrook Spinner said...

Look at that beautiful dress Rachel! I'm so proud of you. It's exquisite. So is Bundle, of course. Thanks for letting me hold her. She's a sweetheart.

ghd3 said...

Blessed, indeed. Beautiful post. Beautiful child.

Carrie said...

This is such a sweet post. I LOVE the dress I wish I had one just like it for Ainsley. I wish I was as talented as you.

Adam said...

Oh I wish we could have been there! Sounds like all went perfectly. The dress is darling....way to go! It gives me some hope of someday picking up and finishing it too. :) Emma looks so cute! Hope things are going well. Miss you guys.
love,
whit

Julie said...

Great, I've started the day in tears... thanks. No, really, thanks. Sweet post. :)

Bella said...

what a beautiful post, rachel! her dress is perfect...you are so talented!

Melissa said...

I am amazed! The dress is beautiful. Now that we are all well, I hope to come and meet the beautiful baby as well.

Michelle said...

She couldn't be more blessed. Thanks for sharing this.

Brent & Kate Jefferies said...

Aw! REally...Aw. So lovely in every way!