Patriarch Extraordinaire

Yesterday one of our daughters chose to receive her patriarchal blessing. While that’s obviously a very personal thing, I just wanted to write a quick note about the experience.

The elderly husband and wife were beyond lovely. They met with our daughter earlier in the week to explain a bit about the blessing process (“Remember, I’m not a fortune teller!”) and to set a date. They go to the temple before each blessing and put the recipient’s name on the prayer roll. They meet before the blessing to welcome those attending, confirm details, answer any questions, and speak personally about the use of blessings in upcoming years.

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