I find myself editing parts of myself a bit on my blog. The parts I tend to edit (besides the normal “I’m only going to show you the clean part of the room” pictures) are usually about religion/spirituality etc. I always told myself I kept my blog religion-less because this blog was about my creative and artistic pursuits; but I know it was also because I was protecting something that is precious to me.
Well, my spirituality and my artistic side merged when I created a little video for my daughter Sage, who was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Saturday. I made one of these for Bailey a couple of years ago when she turned 8 and got baptized, and I know in 2 more years I’ll be making one for Denver when he turns 8. Sifting through all the baby pictures, first day of school pictures, and pictures of Christmases past always makes me feel so blessed and amazed at how much my babies have grown physically, mentally and spiritually!
I stayed up all night, looking through pictures while the sun came up. I got completely lost in those moments that were frozen
on film in pixels. Mr. John woke up and padded downstairs and shook his head at me, smiling and said in a knowing voice, “Baby.” and nodded at the computer screen to see what I’d created.
He watched and then very quietly left the room and came back with a tissue wiping his eyes and shaking his head in apology for his tears. I debated posting this because it’s quite personal and beliefs can be a scary thing to share. Then I realized that’s what blogs are for! Sharing ideas, your thoughts, your beliefs and hopefully a little part of yourself. So I hope whether you watched it because it sounded cute, you accidentally hit play, or because you were curious: I hope you feel the love we have for our children and the love we have for the Lord.
If you have any questions about the LDS faith, a great place to go is mormon.org or just ask me 😀