Sunday, February 03, 2013
Piperleigh Priscilla Richards
We blessed her with the (very long) name of Piperleigh Priscilla Richards. She shares the name Priscilla with my great grandmother (Emma Priscilla) and great, great grandmother (Priscilla Simms). Both women lost children in their infancy. Mike gave me a blessing after Laila passed away and mentioned that my ancestors were near to help me and protect me. I have often wondered which ones he meant and have felt that it only makes sense that women that have gone through what I have gone through, would be the most appropriate choice to comfort and protect me. So we decided to name her after them.
I chose not to bless Piperleigh in the dress that both myself and Laila were blessed in. I have such few things of Laila's that I wanted to keep her blessing dress separate. But, I still wanted a similar dress as Laila's so I got online and found a pretty but plain crocheted dress and my mom bought it for Piper. My sister-in-law made these adorable crocheted flowers and I sewed them the to the dress to fancy it up and then a friend of mine helped me make this cute vintage headband. I put the slip that both Laila and I wore for our baby blessings on Piper as well as some tights my mom saved from when I was a baby. She also wore some cute little white shoes (from another sister-in-law). Finally, when I put all of Laila's belongings in her cedar chest, I kept out the tiny bracelet she wore for her blessing and saved it for Piper's special day. That way Piper could still have something special to share with her big sister. I wish you could see the flowers on her dress better--they made the dress so pretty and feminine.
We are so happy to have Piper in our family and so thankful to be able to give her a name and blessing today.
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