Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Celebrating our special man

I feel so lucky to have the family that I have!  We had a very special weekend to celebrate our perfect little man and almost everyone was there to celebrate with us.

As Mormons we have the option to be married in the temple if we promise to live a certain lifestyle. When we are married in the temple we call it a sealing. This is not a marriage for time but an eternal marriage. There is no "till death do you part". Any children that are born are born under the covenant and are sealed to their parents through the marriage sealing. With adoption that sealing is not automatic and so we get to be sealed to that individual child in a ceremony within the temple walls. It is such a special, beautiful ceremony and I feel so blessed that I have gotten to experience it 3 times now, in addition to my marriage to Justin!

We were surrounded by our loved ones in that room.  During the ceremony Cameron just stared at Justin the whole time. I knew he would because the other boys did it too. Evan stared at Justin, Landon stared at me and Cameron could not keep his eyes off Justin through the whole ceremony. This special ceremony that makes our family eternal is by far the highlight of my life.

We spent some time taking pictures outside the temple and then met everyone afterwards at Peters Drive In!!! (Best fast food in Calgary!)

That night Evan said the cutest prayer. He thanked our Heavenly Father that Cameron was sealed to our family and that Cameron can now know he can be with us forever, even when he dies and is living with Jesus again. I love that he gets it!  He really gets it!!!

The next day we had the privilege of blessing Cameron in church. I loved that we even had some men wearing "Mormon helping hands" shirts in the circle. I feel honored that we have friends who are sacrificing time with their families, and their weekends to help those in need. I hope Cameron grows up and knows that there were truly great men standing in that circle to give him a name and a blessing on that day.  They are men that I hope he emulates throughout his life.

Cameron's blessing was beautiful. Between mine and some family members notes here is a summary of his blessing.

Cameron Justin Douglas Palmer
We bless you with the love of our Heavenly Father.  You will be an example to everyone of love, compassion, and a spirit of happiness.  People will see that happiness and the love of Heavenly Father.  You will be a strong example to your brothers and others.  You will know that you are a choice spirit.  You will grow strong.  Your next surgery will be successful.  You will grow strong surrounded by the love of your family and friends.  You will be an example of a person who brings other people closer to our Heavenly Father. 



It truly was a beautiful weekend. 







and one from his blessing day until we get our professional pictures







12 comments:

Lynn said...

Just beautiful! Absolutely beautiful. A family perfectly made in Heaven. ; )

Lisa said...

Love, Love, Love this!!! Made me cry!! P.S. You didn't ask me for my notes.

motherofangels said...

Perfection!!!!!

Natalie said...

You are true examples of the light of Christ. Thank you for sharing your experience, your testimony, your life. Those pictures were precious. They made me cry! I love you guys!!

kendraful said...

Absolutely beautiful Kira! I'm never on blogs anymore, but I had to read this post. I'm so happy that Cameron is now sealed to you guys. Such a beautiful thing! And the pictures are gorgeous! Your family is gorgeaous! I can't wait until we see each other again! Loves to you and the boys! Justin too!!!!!

Da Costa said...

Haha! I'm at work and for some reason that last post came through as my co-worker! Sorry! It's Irene, by the way! :)

Teresa said...

Absolutely beautiful! So happy for your family!!

Peter and Mandy said...

What a special thing to have almost everyone there for. The pictures are precious! Gotta love your boys and the pic of you and Justin tickling him...so cute.

Fred ... said...

I was talking to a friend at church and he told me how sad he thought it was that Cameron has Downs. He then said he had a moment of clarity and realized that Cameron is now yours forever and this was a wonderful blessing. It is amazing how an eternal perspective can change everything.

thenaptimebaker said...

Love it, Kira!! So sad we couldn't be there!

Caitlan Hansen said...

I love this! Your family is simply beautiful and amazing! I love the last family picture of you all at the temple.

rs gold said...

I'm therefore content that Cameron is currently covered for you fellas. A real stunning factor! And the photos tend to be beautiful! Your family is gorgeaous! I can not delay until we view the other yet again! Wants to your males! Bieber as well!!!!!
rs gold