I am remiss that I did not post this here earlier but it has come up in recent days. I heard that there is going to be a gathering of LDS women to talk about ways to plan and execute a blessing ceremony like the one I did and then the topic came up again over at the Exponent about ways that LDS women can be priestesses in their homes and lives. Here on my blog I tell a more personal journey to priestesshood that is separate from the church. The opportunity to welcoming a my new baby girl into my family was one of the first I've had since I started walking that path.
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
Welcoming the New Girl: a Photo Book and Slideshow
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