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Bless You!

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Thursday, 25 September 2014: One Year, One Hundred and Seventy Eight Days Old

Ayla has started saying “bless you!” and I’d completely forgotten to make mention here on the blog until today when I had a sneezing fit this morning.

I don’t know how Ayla picked it up – I guess from me saying “bless you” to her and “bless mummy” to myself when she or I have sneezed – but I hardly believed my ears last week when she proclaimed “bless you” to me!

I thought I may have misheard the first time but Ayla’s kept up her polite little blessing every time I or someone else has sneezed around her.

This morning Ayla dutifully said bless you after ever sneeze (and there was about five of them!) and her words were so clear it was a little unnerving!

I think it’s totally adorable though and it just goes to show how much Ayla understands about what’s going on around her. She’s such a clever little sausage…

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More than OK

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Sunday, 20 July 2014: One Year, One Hundred and Eleven Days Old.

As I go to bed tonight I feel so amazingly blessed to have such a beautiful, friendly, smart, gracious little girl for a daughter, and a kind, loving, honest and strong man for a husband.

I’m not quite sure what it is that’s making me feel the love but I had to drag myself away from Ayla’s bedside after I snuck in for her nightly kiss and “sweet dreams” wish, and now I feel heart is going to burst.

It’s intereseting because feeling “blessed” is something that’s attainable by all of us but I feel so very privledged to be aware enough to see it.

The past month or so has been quite tumultous, worry and stress and uncertainty has hung over us like a fading shadow, and even though logically we know everything will turn out just fine and that everyone will be alright, it’s been hard to let myself really feel it.

I think tonight I’ve just had a renewed sense that these really are some of the best days of our lives, and I’m determined to appreciate them while they’re here.

Hubby, Ayla and I are a fresh little family of three with so much excitement and potential on the horizion and so much support and strength from our friends and family behind us that no matter what happens we will be ok… More than ok.

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Ayla’s Blessing

(Video is pretty dark, and it’s a little bit quiet, but it captures the moment!)

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Sun, Moon, Stars, All you in the heavens hear us! Into your midst has come a new life. Make her path smooth, so that she may reach the top of the first hill!

Winds, Clouds, Rain, Mist, all you of the air, hear us! Into your midst has come a new life. Make her path smooth, so that she may reach the top of the second hill!

Hills, Valleys, Rivers, Lakes, Trees, Grasses and the Seas, all you of the earth, hear us! Into your midst has come a new life. Make her path smooth, so that she may reach the top of the third hill!

Birds that fly in the air, Animals that dwell on the land, Fishes that swim in the sea, Insects that creep among the grasses, hear us! Into your midst has come a new life. Make her path smooth, so that she may reach the top of the fourth hill!

All you of the heavens, all you of the air, all you of the earth, hear us! Into your midst has come a new life. Make her path smooth, so she shall travel beyond the four hills with courage and truth, love and light.

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Thanks to our wonderful friends who came along to share the moment with us; Aaron, Alison, Brooke & Razz, Chrissie, Karla, Kerri & Collie, Shianne & Greg, Tommi & Randy.

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Blessing

Friday, 26 April 2013: Twenty-Five Days Old.

Tonight, on the first full moon since she was born, we held a “blessing ceremony” for Ayla at the Foreshore.

The blessing was very simple, casual and lovely; nothing more than a few very close friends, a glass of bubbles and a short poem.

We asked the elements to look after her and make her safe, give her courage and show her love.

A bit alternative, we know, but considering we pray to the fish gods more than anything else we thought it fitting 🙂