Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
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I've only been to one blessingway, and it was lovely. We did the candle thing, and the bead thing (one interesting side note is that we were each supposed to bring one special bead for the necklace, but almost every single woman brought two beads instead, saying that they just couldn't decide. The woman whose blessingway it was ended up having surprise twins. . . pretty cool), and the one thing that hasn't been mentioned yet was we had a long piece of string that we looped around all of our wrists as we sat in the circle. When we were all tied together, we talked about our wishes for the mama-to-be in labor and beyond. Then we cut the string so that we each had a small piece to tie around our wrists, and we left the strings on until the mama had birthed her babies (which ended up being about a month later).
I think I would like to have a blessingway, but I'm not totally sure about who I'd like to have be there. We are also planning a welcome ceremony for when our baby is a week old.
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.