Welcoming Children

Congratulations on the expansion of your family!

Welcoming children into your family is a joyous thing.  They can arrive in a variety of ways including birth, adoption or  joining existing families together.

I can work with you to celebrate and honour their arrival, creating the perfect ceremony that will focus on your child or children, making each celebration unique.  I will help you achieve the personal ceremony that you and your family will love.

An uplifting, personal, heartfelt and relaxed baby naming may be what you’re after.

You may wish to celebrate the joy of adopting a child or children into your family.

You may be marrying your partner and want to have a family unification ceremony that affirms the relationship between you both and any children you may have, and welcomes them into your wider family.

These ceremonies can take place wherever you choose; a park, your front room, a favourite venue,  in the garden – the important thing is that you have a day when the addition of a child or children is recognised.  They can be standalone ceremonies or be incorporated into a wedding or partnership ceremony, it is entirely up to you.

Please contact me so I can help you to create a special, relaxed and joyous celebration for welcoming children to your familly.

On Children – from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Officiating at a baby naming ceremony in Hertfordshire