When pregnant with our second child, friends had prepared a baby shower luncheon and asked Dahana to perform a Native American Blessing at the occasion.
Guests brought their contributions of food for the luncheon and gifts for the new addition to be joining our family. Some brought a gift for our 5 yr old daughter.
Imagine everyone’s surprise to find Mom and Baby on the sofa resting peacefully. Our son had been born at 5:00 am.
After the initial ‘oohs and ahs’ were done, Dahana smoothly shifted gears, inviting everyone to form a circle around the new family and hold hands as she spoke a blessing over us. She called out his unique gifts that he came in with, included his big sister in the blessing thanking her for showing him the ropes, and reminded us all of our roles to honor, love and guide him.
After our lunch, each guest spoke of their choice for the gift of nature they brought. So much thought went into every aspect of the event. We all agreed Dahana had created the most memorable baby blessing event we had ever been a part of.