Max is blessed

4:39 PM Marcie Parson 1 Comments

Craig likes to take his boards at Dixie State because the testing center is small, familiar, and low-key. He scores a lot higher in a setting like that, and so he scheduled to take his boards in St. George at the end of August. After Max was cleared for travel at his two-week appointment, we drove right up to my parent's house in St. George. It's been so nice to be with my parents while Craig is studying his life away in the library. Plus, we love getting to introduce our little one to his great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

We decided to bless Max while we are in Utah since we really wanted to have family attend, and in Phoenix it would have been a ghost town. On the other hand, it felt weird to do it in another ward where no one would know who we are. So we decided to do it at Craig's parents' home in Cedar City. I didn't even know that was possible, but I'm sure glad someone told us! It was intimate and perfect. Three of Craig's siblings and their families, his parents, my parents, and my grandparents were all there to support us.

Craig gave a beautiful blessing and I was able to successfully record and transcribe a copy. I'm a big-time journaler/record-keeper, so I'm really excited it worked out. Max is definitely a special boy, and as I look at him as he naps I know with more certainty that he is meant to be something incredible. I can't wait to get to know this little guy. Babies are amazing.