|She will murder me for this photo I'm sure ...|
You see, Courtney will be a single mother. And, more than 4,000 new blue onesies or baby shoes that he'll never wear, Courtney deserved to know that generations of mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers in her family will give her support when she needs a little extra. And because I'm a doula,
Blessingways can come in a variety of forms. For us, it looked like a hybrid between a traditional baby shower and a traditional Blessingway. I took a little of previous events I've been to, to make it unique for Courtney... just like her.
Of course, we had cake- of both the well, cake variety and of the diaper kind:
|For a first attempt, and a lot of swear words during the construction process, it turned out pretty good, huh?|
|Hers was veeeerrry unique. And retro. And drawn by a three year old, so Paxton may not actually ever wear it.|
|That's my momma, ya'll. In case you can't tell, I mean we look NOTHING alike. Said no one ever.|
|And my other sister, Carson, who has just about the purest heart I've ever known.|
I know, I know. This all sounds a little um, granola and hippy and like you expected us to start singing Kumbaya. But you guys, if there's one thing I'm serious about, it's women supporting women and more importantly, mothers supporting mothers. Courtney is about to become a mother, regardless of the circumstances. And during that journey, she'll have my support- in the times I'm there in person or only in spirit.
*Note: I borrowed a lot of these ideas from other Blessingways I've been to, as well as used quotes and "rituals" from the book Mother Blessings: Honoring Women Becoming Mothers, which I borrowed from my doula-sister, Betsy.