Tuesday, November 15, 2011

That's What Blogs Are For

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 :D

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful child, beautiful video.
    Czimrn@aol.com

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  2. Congratulations to Sage on her baptism. What a beautiful gift you are giving to your children with these videos. Thank you for sharing this with your readers.

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  3. YOu already were a fave, now it's tenfold. I am so every glad you shared this!

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  4. Callye sent me your way ... and glad she did! I have been where you are. I love that you are standing up for Jesus!!

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  5. Wow Liz! What an awesome video! I love all pictures - your kids are beautiful and handsome and your talent for capturing them is amazing!

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  6. This is just beautiful! It makes me want to do a montage for my girls.

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  7. Absolutely magnificent! Beautiful family.....

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  8. I had to grab my own tissue, and I don't even know Sage:) So beautiful and touching, Liz. Way to go, Sage!
    I didn't do videos for my kid's baptisms, but I cannot watch their wedding videos without crying.
    XO, Sue

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing, what a beautiful video and family. It's such a special thing to have and to look back on.

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  10. I love this. Never be afraid to show who you are! Just beautiful! love you!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful Liz! What a wonderful video and a gorgeous baby girl. I'm glad that you shared and felt comfortable enough to do it. I talk about my faith on my blog often and figure it's MY blog so there ;-) I have to tell you that my to do list is overflowing today and I started the morning stressed about all I need to accomplish today, but taking the 3 minutes to watch your beautiful video reminds me of the important things in life and gave me a chance to relax and just enjoy. You are beautiful Liz, inside and out! Thanks for sharing and congratulations to your daughter.

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  12. I am so overwhelmed by your incredibly sweet commments! I seriously heart all of you for your encouragement and support. There is such widespread pessimism, but I see so much beauty and love in the people around me that I can't help but feel hopeful!

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  13. Son una preciosidad estas galletas, la verdad es que da pena comerlas porque son una obra de arte. Felices Fiestas.

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  14. I love reading your blog. Your work is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing and giving me something to look forward to during my freetime:) ( If you don't mind me asking what kind of camera do you use...my email is mommytoantony at gmail dot com) Have a blessed day!

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  15. I found you through Pinterest, Prom Cookies, for no reason except that you are TALENTED and I wanted to see more. I loved your 3-bears blog, wow you can paint, and read some more and more.

    I appreciated all the posts for your talents, but didn't have any comments.

    Then I read this post and watched the video, sooo INSPIRING!

    I understand your trepidation... I have a cooking blog, it's safe and I rarely post personal stuff, but out of all you posts this, so far [by far] was my very favorite post. The love for you kids, family and the church is profound and it touched me deeply.

    Thank you for your sharing your talents and faith with everyone. Good JOB!

    Sharon Anne @ sharealikecooking.blogspot.com

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