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.
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)