Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bursting Beauty







Your Daddy gave you a blessing today. He took you in his arms, along with four of your uncles, and blessed you with many things. It is one of the simplest, most beautiful things afforded our family: that gift of blessing and ability to hold the priesthood and belonging to a church that holds these ordinances at a high priority.

Tads, my Til, my lovely little baby, my newborn one who holds the world's power in her hands...

You cried while your Dad spoke to you and blessed you. 

We all knew and felt and cried and loved you.

I made a little dress and headband for you on your special day. I spent hours and hours on it. I am not the best seamstress so it was a challenge to try and figure it all out but I thought of you the entire time. With every stitch, I had short flashes in my mind of the way your body looked, your short little neck, the way your legs would surely kick up under the skirt, your arms tucked tightly into the bodice. I stayed up through the middle of the night, sewing, each piece, fixing and tucking. I thought of the way your feathery hair would sweep against the collar.

I thought of the way your tiny body would be clothed in this little dress, only to grow into something even more wonderful and beautiful and powerful, someday a woman. My fourth daughter. With so much potential.

You make my heart sing a chorus of bursting beauty, sounds so wonderful they would be all the proof you ever need that I love you to the end of everything.


14 comments:

Kristie said...

What a wonderful day to share with family. Her dress is gorgeous and her hair....her hair...I just LOVE her hair. xoxo

Latisha said...

Love the pictures - beautiful daughter and great job on the dress!

LeDoux said...

so cute! you did such a good job, sarie. And i love the light butter color. She's gorgoeous. We are sad to have missed it.

xoxoxo

cc said...

Beautiful dress and baby!

Megan said...

So you sew too? Is there anything you don't do?
That baby is pure beauty.

lindseyj said...

Miss you guys already! It was so good to see you yesterday...

The Wright Crew said...

The dress looks amazing.... You did a wonderful job.

Leanne said...

Sarah you are beautiful! Your hair is so long! And your daughters are too! The dress is awesome. You did such a great job on it. I miss you. I'll try to call you later! love.

The Medleys said...

I still can't believe you made that gorgeous dress! So beautiful. So glad we could all come up and enjoy the day together! Love ya so much sarie.

Cher said...

you MADE that dress? that is too crazy. it's beautiful.
and the sweet baby is too. :) and the family picture. basically the whole post is beautiful.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful...

I love the dress. It's awesome. Can you make Abby and Ethan some cute clothes that I can pass of as mine? lol

I miss you guys!

Laurel said...

a.) great job on the dress
b.) how do you not eat her? no, really...how do you not?

Diana said...

Beautiful. Love it all. Your beautiful baby, the gorgeous dress, the dad and brothers, and the family picture. Absolutely priceless.

vicky said...

Good job Sarah!! It looks great! Her hair reminds me of my Josh. Love it!
I still want to come by. Maybe this next week? Plz...