The long awaited day arrived. Jill has had a number of recommends to get her patriarchal blessing but just couldn't get herself to make the appointment. This week, she finally did it and today we met with Patriarch Smith and his wife. It was wonderful to see how prepared she was. The patriarch talked to her about the blessings the 12 sons of Jacb received in the Old Testament...she said she had just been reading that that morning and had comments about it. Her blessing was lovely and it was wonderful to see her clearly value it.
Then there was Allen. Poor guy was so tired. The appointment was at 4:00....right during his Sunday nap time, which he clearly needed. I hadn't noticed him having trouble staying awake while we were initially visiting. I noticed during the blessing though....as soon as his eyes were closed the snoring started. I tried to hold his hand and nudge him....but it was no use. My only consolation was I am pretty sure the patriarch and his wife's hearing may not be good enough to have heard him. Allen is a really poor sleeper...but when he's really tired, there's no stopping the nodding off.