Thursday, May 17, 2012

Welcoming the New Girl

I didn't realize it at the time but when we hosted a blessing party for Beth soon after she was born, we were doing a variation of not only a blessingway post-birth, or a woman centric blessing ceremony equivalent to the LDS name and blessing ceremony, but also the Jewish Simchat-bat, a naming ceremony for girls. The party was even held on the Jewish Sabbath!

Originally, her blessing party was supposed to happen with her still inside me and it was going to be a mother's blessing for me in preparation to childbirth. Alas, she was born a little earlier than I anticipated. I was pleased to still have the party and with the help of some wonderful friends, I did very little in preparation for it (i.e. I showered and fed a baby, and made a phone call or two to order things for the party).

The prayer circle was so touching that I wanted a way to record it and share the words spoken with Elizabeth as she grew up. Click on the link below to view the book I look forward to sharing it with her as she grows older.

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Thank you for being a part of welcoming my newest daughter as a reader of my blog. I hope you will add a hope/prayer/blessing/wish for her in the comments.

2 comments:

مؤسسة سحر اللمسات للمقاولات والديكور said...

شركة مقاولات بالرياض
شركة ديكورات بالرايض
شركة دهانات بالرياض
شركة جبس بالرياض

شركة تنسيق حدائق بالرياض

شركة ترميم بالرياض

شركة تركيب أنظمة أمنية وكاميرات مراقبة بالرياض

Brooke said...

Congrats on your new girl! Becoming a mother is so emotional and rewarding! You're going to love motherhood! I have two daughters myself and I wouldn't trade them for the world. If it's okay I found some cool mom riddles that may be fun for a new mother such as yourself. I'll share them here for you: Mom Riddles