This weekend I helped my friend Briony celebrate her first pregnancy and initiation into motherhood with a Mama Blessing.
It was pure joy from start to finish!
I wish I had handed my camera over to an appointed photographer in the beginning. I always forget to take photos.
Later on my camera was discovered and passed around, but photos of the actual ceremony didn’t happen.
We began by stating our connection to Briony, as her Sisters honouring her journey into the realm of motherhood.
I am Jennifer
Daughter of Peggy
Granddaughter to Elizabeth and Marie Therese
Mother to Kaelan and Rosella
and a “Sister of Briony”
Next we shared our offerings and blessings to Briony and began a ritual of Motherhood Initiation.
Then a feast of delicious foods, a nuturing and pampering session for Briony.
Briony was a willing participant and women were lining up to gift her a massage!
Recipes for foot/hand scrubs and facial mask can be found here.
The avocado facial mask was so good it could have been used for dip afterwards!
While this was going on we were also busy creating communal gifts from our hearts.
Painted squares of calico to become a quilt for baby:
A felted meditation mat for Briony, perhaps to become a play mat for baby later on:
Good friends. Real blessings.
Relaxed Mama Briony, on a high from feeling loved.