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#1 of 22 Old 07-29-2006, 07:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So, I thought I would tell you ladies about the beautiful Blessingway my friends had for me today. I could go on and on, but I'll give you the short version!!!

They started off by making a web with yarn that connected everyone. We each have a piece around our wrist or ankle. A couple of people had poems that they read, and they were beautiful (I cried, of course). They made a birthing necklace for me which is gorgeous. They brushed my hair and one of my friends put these beautiful braids in it (I have almost waist length hair). Another friends made a beautiful headband out of raffia and weaved flowers in it and put that in my hair - it is so cool. They henna tattooed my belly. My oldest daughter went with me and did a tattoo, too. It looks awesome. I look like a total hippie goddess! I love, love, love it! I felt like I should have been on my way to Woodstock! Man, I hope the pictures come out. We had a potluck and just really bonded as women and mothers. It was such a wonderful day - I felt so connected with and loved by these women. I feel so ready to have this baby - I just know that everything is going to turn out okay, and I feel peaceful. I'm a very happy mama today!
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Awwwwww, that is such a blessing to have friends that love you so much and make you feel so supported!!!

Will you share the pix?!?!?!?
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You are a very lucky mama! I'm glad you had a wonderful time!!

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Yay! Bask in those good vibes, Mama!
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How wonderful! It sounds like it was beautiful, relaxing, and reinvigorating -- just what you need before the baby comes.
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Can't wait to see your pics!
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Will you share the pix?!?!?!?
Absolutely! I'm going to have them developed tomorrow, so if I can figure out how to post them - I will! We went out to dinner tonight (the kiddos were all at a friends for movie night for a couple of hours!) at a downtown restaurant. It's a very bohemian place - best vegetarian restaurant EVER. I still had on my flower crown and braids and bead necklace. It was great!
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Ohhh, sounds wonderful. I can't wait to see pictures!!
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That really sounds wonderful. I'm so happy to hear you had a great time!
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That sounds like so much fun. So nice to have such positive energy surrounding you. I'd love to see the pics.
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That sounds absolutely wonderful

You are a very lucky Mama with some great friends

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Okay - hopefully I will post this correctly. Here are a few pictures from the Blessingway! I can't figure out how to go in my webpage and correct my spelling errors - I'm a newbie - I'll get to that later!!!

http://home.comcast.net/~treymisty/Blessingway.htm
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How wonderful! Thanks for sharing the pics!!!
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Wow, you and your daughter look beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your photos!

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That is so beautiful! I wish I had friends/family IRL who would do something like that for me. My family is so mainstream that none of them have ever even heard of one, and I don't have many friends. Oh well, maybe next time.

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what great pictures thanks for sharing

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You look beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us! What a great family and friends you have.
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Thanks guys! I'm so glad we figured out how to post the pictures, so I could share them!
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Great pictures And your daughter is beautiful!
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I'm so glad you had such a wonderful celebration! The pix are great
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How lucky to have such great friends to do something like that for you!! I LOVE the pics, and your belly is absolutely gorgeous with the henna. Makes me want to cry!!

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Sorry--double posted!!

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