November 11, 2011

Jacks Blessing

Last weekend we blessed our new baby Jack in church. This is the same outfit that my Father and I were blessed in, the booties were crocheted by Mother and that blanket was made by Larianns Grandmother.

It was about 4 and half years ago that I blessed Lucy in church. At the time Lariann had finished her radiation therapy and had begun chemotherapy for her brain tumor. I remember thinking at the time that I didn’t think that day would come; with Larianns cancer we just weren’t sure if Lucy or Lariann would be there. Fortunately we were blessed to have Lariann be healthy enough to give birth to a healthy little girl.
Last Sunday while blessing Jack I was thinking the same thing that I didn’t think this day would ever come. With Larianns cancer I was sure we wouldn’t have any more kids, it would just be to risky to ever try, and after she passed away the idea of having another child seemed impossible. Once again though I have been blessed with something that I wasn’t sure was possible.

While Ariane was pregnant I would be asked, “Do you want a boy or a girl?” My response was usually something along the lines of, “I don’t really care what it is. For the longest time I never thought I would have another child so I am just grateful to be having another baby”.
I am so grateful to have this little baby boy in my life. Two and half years ago when Lariann passed away I was as more depressed then I had ever been in my entire life and now I am so much happier then I ever could have imagined being at that time.


Bob said...

Congrats! And I didn't know that family story...thanks for sharing what is a deeply personal moment.

Sarah said...

That is a really sweet story. You have been so blessed. Even though you tease me all the time, I really look up to and your family. You are really inspiring and a true testimony of eternal families.

Melanie said...

I love you and your family, Scott. And little Jack smiling there is so adorable. You sure have a beautiful family!

Lindsay said...

I remember Lucy's blessing day and what a miracle it was. It sounds like the miracles keep coming! We're so happy for you and your family!

Crystal said...

I am so happy for you and your sweet little family! What a great day!!

Becky said...

Congrats!! Thank you for sharing that sweet experience. I love the name Jack. It's much better than some of the names on your poll ;) I am so happy for you and your family. What a great time. I have a Jack and a Lilly. I guess great minds think alike.