This weekend. It’s coming. She’s to receive her Anishinaabe Spirit Name. I’ve written about this ceremony before. Over here.
It’s going to be a special, beautiful day, much like a baby shower is intended to be, but with less gifts. More feast and ceremony. Somehow, in the crazy that is our day-to-day life, we did not have a baby shower for Abby.
Probably has something to do with the fact that we had Wyndham and Abigail so close together and did not need for much. Still, It’s nice to have a party. I lurves me a good party. Plus, babies are meant to be celebrated.
And this? This ceremony, and feast, and celebration? Means I can whip out every last feminine urge I ever had in decorating and planning centerpieces and dreaming up table clusters and dessert tables and feast food.
And giveaways (gifts), for our sponsors. I dig crafting as you may or may not have surmised. Now you know. Essentially carving out a magical time, making it stand as still as possible – by holding a beautiful space for a very important day in Abby’s life. All of our lives.
You may note that a number of these ideas stem from weddings…no matter. A party, is a party, is a party. I’ll be back next week with a slider of the turn-out. I may be up all night tomorrow making pom poms and sewing bunting, but it will be #worthit.
Did you have a baby shower for all of your babies? What traditions do you celebrate in your home before or after the birth of your baby?
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