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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 🙂