Teddy was blessed and sealed to our family Easter weekend. It was the perfect way to celebrate Christ's life.
Teddy was sealed to us in the Bountiful temple. All the kids looked adorable in their new white clothing. We were practically celebrities at the temple with everyone wanting to talk with us and turning to watch the seven angels reverently passing through the halls. We had a wonderful sealer and all the kids behaved perfectly. The spirit was strong and I didn't bawl too much.
There is simply nothing better on this earth then to have a dear family member sealed to you. There is no better place to be with your family then in the temple. I really beleive that us adoptive families are the lucky ones because we get to spend time with our young families in the temple over and over again. What a treat! And Maya and Zachary are now old enough and have been enough times that they will remember for the rest of their lives the feelings of the temple. They already have a strong desire to return. I pray it remains with them.
It was the final peace to Teddy being one with our family. Your ours now buddy, for eternity.
Afterwards, we came back to our home for a reception. Many wonderful family and friends attended, including Kevin's parents and brother from out of town. We blessed Teddy at the reception and he did awsome. One thing that really stuck out to me was that the blessing declared that his life had been spared for a great purpose here on earth. I have no doubt.