A LOT of pictures coming your way (in multiple posts).
Our sealing day was on Saturday March 23.
We had family come into town for this special occasion.
The night before we headed out to dinner (kidless) to celebrate.
This day has finally come. The day I never thought would.
I could not stop crying that morning.
Nic, Everett and I had to be to the temple an hour before our sealing time. We met with the temple president while Everett was dressed by his grandmas. We then met everyone in the sealing room while Everett was being held by a patron. My grandparents come from Arizona, so my grandpa could do the honors of sealing our family (he sealed Nic and I when we were married). My grandpa wanted to talk to us about the sealing ordinance before Everett was brought in. What my grandpa said was beautiful, but unfortunately Everett was screaming in the hallway. I felt so bad for the patron who was holding him (he was beyond exhausted in a new place and an unfamiliar face). It was not a sound you would expect to hear in the temple.
Everett was then brought into the sealing room and Nic and I were able to hold him and calm him down. I have never seen Nic melt the way he did when he held that little boy in his arms. It was a beautiful moment I was able to witness as a wife and mother. We then handed Everett to my grandma who held him during the actual sealing ordinance. He was an absolute angel - just staring at my grandpa and the chandelier. I think he knew what was going on. I bawled the entire time. I couldn't believe he is ours forever. :)
Our family members were able to come give us hugs afterwards and I could not stop crying. I felt so blessed to all of my siblings there, my parents, Nic's parents and a few of his siblings. This is what it's all about: families. We headed out to the temple grounds in our white clothes to take LOTS of pictures. My cheeks hurt so bad!
Families can be together forever
Everett's cousins who came
Great Grandma and Grandpa Jensen
The sealing party
The original Stewart sibs
I am one proud momma to have this boy for eternity
To be continued.....