This weekend has been overwhelmingly rich in love - so full of love. Ruth and Chris really centered us as a family/community with Liam's naming ceremony. Ruth has the text in her blog (Thank you Ru) http://sproutnhope.blogspot.com/.
I am delighted by our community - the way people come through for each other. Kneeling in front of Ruth and blessing Liam Chaim to sleep was precious for me - a moment I will always remember, as was the moment of wrapping Chris and Liam Chaim in Chris' prayer shawl. I think at this point I am out of words to try to wrap the emotion more strongly. I grew up without people I had genetic ties to, and without a strong faith tradition or community. I grew up with values and sense of family mission and purpose, but not with a group who could sit in a circle and pass a baby around for blessing. I am just so improessed that both of my daughters have found/created such groups for their children. AND BOTH OF MY DAUGHTERS HAVE CHILDREN!!!!!! Life is good. TOmorrow I might even write something political. Or something. We'll see.