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Im due with number 2 in december/january and was hoping to have a blessing ceremony for both children of some description. I have been madly researching but as yet am unable to find any information about what happens at a blessing ceremony.
Anyone have any ideas or places for me to look?
And instead of godparents could I just have 'guardians' for my children or is there another term?
Thank you in advance :hugs:
Firstly the ceremony can be whatever you would like it to be. Any celebrant should be happy to provide you with examples and craft your own ceremony at no additional cost.
If you would like to email me (on email@example.com) I would be pleased to send you some examples. Or you could contact the Professional Celebrants Association (based in Qld) (www.professionalcelebrants.asn.au).
I heard of the 'godparent' role being referred to as "life mentors".
(Yes, I did hear this on Neighbours :p)
As PGPH has said you can make the ceremony whatever you want it to be. You can use a celebrant or minister if you like otherwise you & your other half can do the ceremony its up to you.
We chose to have my cousin do it as he is a minister so he came up with a rough idea of what he thought we should do & then we added to it etc.
Was only a 15 - 20 min ceremony done in my mums backyard.
Started with a welcome & why we wanted to do it then went onto talking about DS's name & what it meant as well as what it meant to be blessed in the times of Jesus. It then went onto the godparents saying a few words ( they chose poems etc ) I then spoke on behalf of DP & myself saying a poem i found that was like a parents blessing over a child. After that we lit a candle for DS & then my cousins asked everyone to join in a big group blessing which had everyone in a big circle standing around DS touching him. This was my fav part because not only was it nice to have him blessed in the eyes of God but it was also a blessing from the entire family.
If you want i can email you the details so you can see what i mean just PM me.
Its then up to you if you want godparents or guardians & how many. Its also up to you what you call them we still chose godparents as we prefer this but even guardian was used through the ceremony because thats also what we want. We would like them to have a role in protecting & helping DS as he grows up & if he feels he cant talk to us then he has them to go to. As Queenie said anothe popular term to use now is life mentor.
Good luck its lots of fun organising it but dont stress yourself over it too much :)
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