Samuel was given a blessing today by his daddy during Sacrament meeting. Daddy was very proud to be able to bless our little boy. In the circle was Bishop Wilde, our good friend David Coombs, and our home teacher John Pyne.
Samuel was blessed to develop his many talents in this life, for this life is the time for men to prepare to meet our Heavenly Father. He was blessed to listen to others, for there will be many he will be able to learn from. He was blessed that through living faithfully, he would have leadership opportunities. Throughout his life, he will be preparing to serve a mission and receive the covenant of an eternal, celestial marriage. He was blessed to develop physically, socially and spiritually, and thereby be prepared to be a servant of the Lord. He was blessed to lead a balanced life, to be an example, and to be strong.
He was a very happy baby and didn't make a peep during all of Sacrament meeting!
Here is a little video of Samuel being cute and barely vocalizing a little laugh (and in dinosaur camo!). He doesn't really do much else yet. He looks a lot like his daddy did as a baby.
“When God wants a great work done in the world or a great wrong righted, he goes about it in a very unusual way. He doesn’t stir up his earthquakes or send forth his thunderbolts. Instead, he has a helpless baby born, perhaps in a simple home and of some obscure mother. And then God puts the idea into the mother’s heart, and she puts it into the baby’s mind. And then God waits. The greatest forces in the world are not the earthquakes and the thunderbolts. The greatest forces in the world are babies.” ~ET Sullivan