Sunday, August 2, 2009

Its Here!

If you remember a while back I wrote a post about giving a baby blanket from my mom to the first child we have. Well, after deliberating what exactly I wanted it to say I ordered it a few weeks ago and it arrived in the mail yesterday!

I wanted it to say something sweet, song lyrics from a lullaby or hymn, but I also wanted it to be something I had never seen or heard before. I had looked all over the Internet and couldn't find anything I liked. One day Emerson and I were singing songs from her Children's Hymnal and I came across a song I didn't know the tune to, but I instantly loved the words. 

All night, all day
Angels watching over me, my Lord
All night, all day
Angels watching over me

I made note of the song, but not knowing the tune there wasn't much I could so we moved on. A few days later Emerson was persistent about singing that particular song. She would open the book to that page and just stare at the picture that went along with it, pointing at it for me to sing it to her. Thank goodness for the IPhone. I looked it up and figured out the tune enough to be able to sing the song. 

It has become my favorite little hymn from that book since then and I can't wait to share it with my mom and one day my children. While it isn't a song that holds any sentimental value up to this point, the words do ring true with what my mom used to pray over me at night when I was a child - she would pray that the Lord's angels and His hedge of protection would surround me. And now, I'll pass that same prayer on to my children.

Here is a picture of the blanket that has each line monogrammed on each of the four sides. I kept it pretty neutral, obviously.


Corby and Lauren said...

Oh, Mare... I love it!!! Now all you need is a child... get on it! :)

Meredith said...

That is precious MV! I love it!

Linds said...

Mere I LOVE it! I agree with Lauren... Brayden needs a little "cousin" to play with now :)

The Smiths said...

Wow! It looks so great and I'm glad you found something so meaningful!

Anonymous said...

Mare, I love it and even more so, the story behind it. It's so perfect. I can't wait to see it in person. Love you and praying for you and can't wait to see you soon!

Lindsey said...

Oh wow! It is so gorgeous!!!

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