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.
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.
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.
Jack just chilling at his aunt's house.