Monday, January 20, 2014

Lincoln's Baby Blessing

For all of you who weren't able to make it to his blessing, it was a beautiful one. Zach always puts so much thought and love into our baby blessings, just like we do their names. I wish I had had more time to take pictures before hand but when church is at 9 and you have 5 children to get ready AFTER they finish eating breakfast it sometimes ends up a very short photo shoot. One of these days soon I'll snap a shot of Lincoln smiling- it's his new trick. Well, it's his only trick really, besides just being a peaceful baby. 

Our Father which art in heaven, by the authority of the Melchizedek priesthood

which we hold, we come before thee to offer this baby a name and a blessing. And

the name by which he shall be known is Lincoln Moroni Hutchins. Lincoln, we

bless you at this time, that throughout the course of your life you will look to the

example of the men for whom you have been named and that you will emulate the

characteristics and qualities that have enabled them to be participants in the work

of salvation for your Heavenly Father’s children. We bless you that you will be a

leader of men and women, that by your quiet example and conviction that many

will come to know of true principles and desire more earnestly to follow your father

in heaven. We bless you that like the president for whom you have been named

that you might be firm in your convictions and persist in that which is right, even

when it may be unpopular. We bless you that like Captain Moroni, you will seek for

guidance from the words of the prophets when you reach critical junctures in your

life and need to know what your Heavenly Father would want you to do. We bless

you with courage and with the conviction to walk what will be at times a lonely path

of discipleship. We bless you that as you faithfully ponder the example of these men

and the name which you have been given, that like Lehi and Nephi of old, you will

remember the words of their father, of Helaman, and draw courage and strength

and fortitude from those who have gone before and feel more earnestly a desire to

increase your commitment to your Father in Heaven. And these things we bless you

with, in the name of your Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Not Lincoln's best look I know, but the other two matched so well I had to include it. 


  1. What a handsome little guy! I love that little white suit. And his face :)

  2. Beautiful pictures, beautiful prayer, and beautiful blanket! That's the blanket I made for Gabe, and I never had a picture of him with it. Now I'll save the picture to my picture folder. Bless you, Lincoln. You have some strong names to live up to. Lots of love to you and hugs and kisses. Aunt Shirley

  3. Looking forward to seeing Lincoln in those matching bow ties with his brothers and dad! He's perfect.