Yesterday was an incredibly beautiful day for a very special little baby girl - Lydia Kimberly. Her parents, Carmen and Jenna picked Sun Valley Party Center in Chagrin Falls for her blessing. Stunning grounds were the perfect setting and baby Lydia was a perfect participant in her welcoming ceremony smiling and gurgling the whole time. She was accompanied by godparents, grandparents and even great grandparents. Her grandmother pointed to me that she was the third generation to wear the same gown that she had purchased in England so many years ago.
I perform my baby blessings with rose petals in blessed water. The blessing consists of placing the blessed petals on the baby's top of the head (for connection, protection, love and blessings by God), her forehead (to awaken her senses), her heart (to feel love and compassion) her hands (to reach out to the world) and her feet (to stay grounded and connected).
The family all participated by lighting candles, reciting affirmations and two special messages by Lydia's mother and grandfather. What a lovely way to welcome this beautiful baby girl into her family and our community. The memory of this day will always be one of love and joy.