Our darling Madeline was blessed on March 6, 2022, a beautiful, cold, snowy day. Brandon gave her a sweet blessing surrounded by both of our dads and all the brothers and brother in laws except Blaine who is still in Georgia.
At the last minute we considered giving her the middle name Joy, so I was on the edge of my seat to hear if Brandon would do it. She is such a joy. She is an answer to so many prayers. And so many in the circle said they had never seen such a smiley baby during a blessing before.
She was blessed as Madeline Sunday after all, but she was blessed to be a joy to those around her, especially during troubling times.
It was a challenge cramming all 50 people into our house, but it was also so sweet to have those closest to us all together after such a long hiatus from hosting.