Name and Blessing of Aliya Carlson
Aliya Erin Carlson was given that name and a blessing by her father Doug Duane Carlson in Fast and Testimony meeting today. Doug is my second oldest child.
The support by both sides of the family for this memorable occasion was evident. There were about twelve or so in the prayer circle.
Doug, Erin, and James all bore beautiful testimonies. They each expressed their love and gratitude for Aliya, for the gospel, and for their spouses.
After the meeting, we gathered at Laverne’s for pictures (posted in the photo gallery below) and a much-needed dinner. Also, pictures of Aliya on her day of birth may be viewed here.
Aliya is my third granddaughter of seven grandchildren. Jill and I wholeheartedly welcome her into our family and wish her much happiness and success in this life.
Already, she is spoiled… that is apparent! I am sure this practice will continue throughout her life because Aliya is the only sister and daughter in her family. Moreover, there are not a lot of girls in our family collectively so I’m confident that she will not only be indulged at home but by the rest of the family too.