My baby, my firstborn, just got her period this morning! In stark contrast to when I got mine ( telling my mom two days later, prefacing it with "now don't freak out or anything" and begging her to not tell my dad ( who was sexually abusive)) she came joyfully bouncing down the stairs to announce she got what she has been waiting for,,I was confused and asked if it was the new Harry Potter book ( der!) and she squealed "no, my period!",,then she wanted to call Dad immediately!( he got the message about an hour later and called almost in tears..what a daddy!)
So I have been saying for the past couple of years that I wanted to do something really special as a rite of passage for her, but now that it is time I am a little stumped.
We are a Christian household, so many of the ceremonies I read about are not very comfortable for us, but in the extended family we have some beautiful Pagan women, so I don't want to create something that is uncomfortable for them either. I need a happy medium that will honor the woman my daughter is becoming.....
I also am looking for gift suggestions, some piece of jewelry that would be really special.
Please,,shower me with suggestions!!