Probably every culture around the globe performs some form of welcoming when a baby is born. For many people in our culture, there are traditional welcomings such as baby naming, baptism, and christening. There are many families today that either are not active participants in a religion or can not attend regularly. This is where wonderful, creative rituals can occur and become part of the family tradition.
Composing your own baby blessing can range of choices for a spiritual blessing that includes any culture and religion.
Blessing a baby does not require a legal officiant, it can be, however you can also choose someone you believe can help create and deliver a beautiful ceremony. It can be done anywhere that you wish to celebrate your baby. A belief in the power of a loving gathering of well-wishers is all that is needed to start you on the path of a new ritual. Godparents are usually part of the proceedings. This is an opportunity for them to write and/or say something for the baby. There is no rule on how many godparents a baby can have. We wrote vows for the first baby blessing that Nancy performed and we happily share them with you.
Do you Patty and Brian, vow and promise to take as your spiritual child, Sierra Nicole, to nurture and protect, love and strengthen, keep from harm's way and help to guide in goodness this new soul on earth?
We then asked the rest of the gathering:
In the true sense of community, I ask each of us now to vow to take as our spiritual child, Sierra Nicole, to nurture and protect, love and strengthen, keep from harm's way and help to guide in goodness this new soul on earth?
This prayer was written by both of us (Nancy & Dick) while driving to do a baby blessing.
We offer this prayer for your child.
With all our hopes and dreams for your future, we celebrate your being. May you always feel the love that surrounds you.
May your days be filled with wonder and your nights be gentle.
May your years on this earth be blessed with strength, health, and wisdom. May the love you are be the power forever guiding your light on this earth. May God bless and keep you.
And may your days be good, and long upon this earth.