Temple day

I think it runs in my family, because I see it in my brothers and sisters at times, with things that are near and dear to our hearts, we tend to keep them there.  But I know many are anxious to read about our temple day, so I'll share a little bit here.

I guess I'll start at the anticipation of the event which I had been thinking about for months.  We booked a sealing room 5 months in advance to beat all the June brides reserving rooms. Then, I told myself I wouldn't buy Jack a blessing outfit, since I just can't stand the all white baby boy ones in stores. But when I came across these baby boy ties with matching daddy tie, I thought that would be an acceptable, and adorable outfit.  Even better that the baby tie was free.

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I just laugh that Jack's new 18 month shirt couldn't be buttoned at his chubby neck so  the tie didn't work just right. He already looks like he's trying to relax down for the day with his loose tie.    And to you men who wear ties on a regular basis, I don't know why it's something you keep up with.  It just seemed wrong to be putting this tight thing around my son's neck.  I don't see why ties go the way of women's corsets.  Anyway, I'm tangenting.  Luckily Jack didn't notice this thing around his neck, and it didn't get shoved in his mouth and slobbered on.

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The thoughts and feelings flowing through my head throughout the day were just of simple gratitude.  I am so so so grateful for Jack.  So grateful I'm legally and eternally his mother.  How could he be anywhere but in our family. I'm humbled too, which leads me back to feeling immense gratitude in my heart. 

The sealing ceremony was perfect and beautiful.  Jack just adored the chandelier above us and we later joked that he was looking at angels.  I did pretty good on the keeping composed and not letting the tears take over my face, but the moment my brothers came to hug and congratulate us, I just couldn't hold it in.  I didn't realize I'd have that response with my siblings.  I just felt so much love for my family.  They've known for how long we've waited for a day like this, and now it has arrived.  I finally have a son and all that it implies eternally.
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Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate with us.   Your presence made it all the more special.

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 Jack just chilling at his aunt's house.

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  • CrystalJune 22, 2008 - 3:46 pm

    Congratulations! What a wonderful day for you! Your family is beautiful.

  • LuckyJune 23, 2008 - 5:51 am

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and pictures. It just makes me happy in my heart to see such joy 🙂 Luv, me

  • StephanieJune 23, 2008 - 7:32 am

    Lauriann and Perry,
    We are SO SO SO happy for you! What an unforgettable day. Thanks for sharing. Jack is absolutely ADORABL and I just love the matching tie. I really am so happy for you.
    Stephanie and Doug

  • Shauna HowellJune 23, 2008 - 10:29 am

    Hurray!!! It sounds like it was a great day (how could it not be?). Sorry again I couldn’t make it, but I’m so glad it all turned out so perfectly. I’m so happy for the three of you, such a perfect little family!
    Also, I am loving Jack’s loose tie and sweet little slacks. What a cutie.

  • MelindaJune 23, 2008 - 11:46 am

    I can’t help but cry when I read this post and see your darling pictures. I understand what it means to have your family as you’ve wanted it for so long. I’m so glad that you get the opportunity that so many take for granted. Congratulations on your special day! Jack is adorable!

  • KarynJune 24, 2008 - 2:15 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing your special day. I am so happy for you guys. It’s so great you have finally been able to reach this dream of yours. I love the cute pictures of your family, too.

  • Heather KeeleJune 24, 2008 - 10:30 pm

    I’m so happy for you guys! What a neat experience to have your little guy in the temple with you. I remember getting sealed to my family and there’s really nothing like seeing your whole family together in the temple, kids and all! Anyway, I love all those darling pictures and I have to know – where did you get Jack’s tie?!

  • Heather KeeleJune 24, 2008 - 10:31 pm

    Nevermind, I just saw the link to the ties…I’ll have to get one of those. 🙂

  • BrittJune 25, 2008 - 9:39 am

    Getting teary. Sure love you and your beautiful family! (Yesterday was fun! Let’s keep it up:)

  • YvonneJune 25, 2008 - 1:03 pm

    What a beautiful post. Jim and I are so excited for you and the blessing of your beautiful baby Jack. Adoption is awesome and so are temple sealings.