God bless little Stevie Rey!

Posted on: April 24th, 2016 by Susanna

Stevie Rey’s blessing ceremony was nothing less than magical!   There was so much love in the room, it was palpable.  Her godparents gave her exceptional life gifts to help her on her spiritual journey.  Dave, Stevie’s father, later wrote me this, “Yesterday felt as special as a wedding, as fun as the last day of school, and it was a supernatural thrill to watch our circle of friends and family and loved ones who’ve come and gone open up and surround our little sting rey with all that love.”     Dave and Vanessa, your family is a gift — to the world, to your family and friends and to me.  I am profoundly grateful that God brought you all into my life.   Thank you for allowing me to bask in the stardust of your family’s love.    This is the stuff that makes my knees bend, and my heart sing!

Here is a photo of the final ritual where each family member and friend, including the children, sprinkled Stevie Rey with rose petals along with their personal prayers and good wishes.    These prayers are points of light that go straight to the heart of God,  providing the most beautiful and powerful energy for this little girl’s life journey.   As Mom Vanessa would say,  “Go, Stevie, go!”

Stevie Rey beginning life on a bed of roses

Stevie Rey beginning life on a bed of roses

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Little girls love their Daddies.   I think she enjoyed her blessing!

Little girls love their Daddies. I think she enjoyed her blessing! Mommy looks like a Madonna.

Our family’s little pooch on Halloween!

Posted on: October 31st, 2015 by Susanna

Fairy Princess Shiva

Sofie’s Jewish/Catholic baby blessing

Posted on: October 14th, 2015 by Susanna

Here is beautiful Sofie!   I also had the honor of performing her brother Max’s ceremony a couple of years back.  The second photo shows some of the things we used for the blessing—a candle for the candle lighting symbolizing the emergence of the light of her soul onto this world, a kiddush cup for the blessing over the wine, a bowl for the baptism, anointing oil and a bell to begin and end the ceremony.   As with all my ceremonies the family chose every ritual, blessing, prayer and reading.    This family chose to honor the grandparents and appoint godparents.   Sofie was given a Hebrew name honoring her great grandparents and the generations were called.   We also did a special blessing of the siblings.  And this was just the beginning….    Oh how I love the little ones!   Sofie, you are a gift and a wonder.

 

Sophie Sofie's blessing

 

 

Remi walking to her universal baptism!

Posted on: September 2nd, 2015 by Susanna

How cute is this!  Here is beautiful Remi walking down the aisle to her baptism supported by her parents!  Standing at the altar, I couldn’t help but smile.   Her parents, raised Baptist and Catholic respectively, chose All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church for the blessing—one of my favorite churches in the city.   They appointed five wonderful godparents.  Grandparents and great grandparents were honored.   It was truly an honor to be part of this blessed day.   (Photo by Andrea Fischman)

Remi!

Blessing Rebecca Jade

Posted on: August 3rd, 2015 by Susanna

Rebecca Jade

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