Blessingway - Livin' the Good Life
Apr. 22nd, 2013
08:55 pm - Blessingway
We had a Blessingway for Christina a week ago Sunday. Instead of the usual group of close women friends who gather to symbolically prepare a maiden for motherhood, we had a small family celebration that included men... Ely and Nathen. (Steve and Damian were at a gig.) Christina's mother was there, and that was special because we don't see her nearly enough. Here is Christina with her mother, Tania, and her mother-in-law... me.
The crown of flowers symbolizes fertility and fruitfulness. (Thanks for making it, Reanna!)
Later, the women of the family laid their hands on Christina's belly/baby to bless and welcome this new little family member, who we already love, and to show solidarity in our support of Christina's motherhood. These hands belong to Reanna, Tania, me, and Maya.
Doesn't Christina look Radiant? Full of Life? Just lovely.