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Birthday celebrations for the children AND mom?

Posted by on Nov. 6, 2010 at 3:13 AM
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The birth of the child is absolutely amazing.  They get to celebrate their birth each year.   It's a special day for them~

But becoming a Mother is very special, too!!!
:-D
Do you do anything to honor this day for you??


Do you have any special traditions that you do together?





by on Nov. 6, 2010 at 3:13 AM
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doulala
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2010 at 3:17 AM

I was just thinking about telling the "birth" story to the child as a part of a celebration, and how lovely this tradition is....
(Not the real birth story, but a story...   about coming into the world.)


 

I love the Rainbow Bridge:

 

 

 

 


Rainbow Bridge Birthday



Two angels were drawn together in spirit and love. One was a boy angel, and one was a girl angel. They flew from star to star together, collecting light, love, and warmth. The angels voyaged to the brightest star. This radiant sun bestowed the gift of compassion to the angels. Next, they traveled to the Moon. The Moon bestowed the gift of wisdom to the angels. On the moon, the two angels heard the calling from humanity to start their lives on earth and share the celestial gifts they had gathered. Gazing at the planet from the Moon, they beheld the beauties of the oceans and forests. Together, they searched earth’s population for the perfect parents, humans who could show them love and kindness and wisdom in exchange for the love and kindness and wisdom of the angels. Floating on the waters of Earth, they discovered the perfect father. Walking amongst the tall trees, they found the perfect mother. Together, this couple would welcome the angels with open arms and hearts. Now they were ready for the journey across the rainbow bridge.

The girl angel decided to go first, while the boy angel would wait for the Earth to travel three times around the Sun before joining her. The girl angel set out for her journey across the rainbow bridge. As she soared down the colorful spectrum through the clouds and sky, she took human form inside her mother’s womb. For 40 weeks, the angel grew inside her mommy’s body, always letting her mother know her presence was there. Then one day in the summer, she made her entrance into the outside world, born into water. The angel was given the earthly name M, a gift meaning in the likeness of God. She was a big, beautiful, healthy baby who hungrily drank from the nectar of her mother’s milk. She opened her eyes, turned her head, and looked around at her father, grandmother, and magical midwives. They joyously sang to her,
We all came to welcome you, we all came to your birth
We all came to welcome you, to welcome you to Earth
And I was there to love you, I was there to love you,
I was there to love you and lend my body for
Your safe and gentle journey here
Through heaven’s open door.

In the first year of her life, she thrived, learning to crawl and then walk. In her second year of life, she learned how talk and express her wishes. In her third year of life, she learned how to form friendships and anxiously awaited the arrival of the boy angel, ever hopeful, ever loving, ever kind, as part of the angel remained strong in the girl.

One night in her dream, the girl called out to the boy angel and told him it was his time to come to earth and take human form. He made his way across the rainbow bridge to his mother’s womb. He thrived in her body, gently reminding her of his presence for 41 weeks. Then one summer day, he made his entrance into the outside world, born into water. The angel was given the earthly name D, a gift meaning of the sea. His father, mother, sister, grandmother, and magical midwives sang out in joy
We all came to welcome you, we all came to your birth
We all came to welcome you, to welcome you to Earth
And I was there to love you, I was there to love you,
I was there to love you and lend my body for
Your safe and gentle journey here
Through heaven’s open door.

The little boy’s heart was not strong enough to hold all the love. He kept his eyes closed, shutting out the material world. He slept and slept, hoping to return to the security of his mother’s womb. He would not drink from the nectar of his mother’s milk. The baby boy was exhausted from bringing so much love into the human world. For three days, his family prayed for strength, begging him to thrive and teach them the wisdom he had brought to share. He felt their love and answered their prayers. A magical healer with large, gentle hands made his heart stronger to hold all the love. So, in the first year of his life, this beautiful boy healed his human body. In the second year of his life, he learned to crawl and walk, ever cautious, ever loving, ever filled with sweetness, as part of the angel remained strong in the boy.

The family was whole and filled with light and warmth. The angels brought joy and love to the Earth, as well as each other. They played together, enjoying their renewed companionship as humans. Their bond was special, beginning in times before the journey across the rainbow bridge.

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     A quote from Sacred Centers about Crossing the Rainbow Bridge:
    "Crossing the Rainbow Bridge is a mythic metaphor for the evolution of consciousness. Historically the rainbow has always been a sign of hope, a colorful arc of beauty that connects Earth to Heaven and humans to the Gods. To walk the Rainbow Bridge is to reclaim our own divinity and bring Heaven down to Earth, where it is so desperately needed at this time."


truealaskanmom
by on Nov. 6, 2010 at 4:05 AM

I dunno I grew up in a house where everything was about my parents and nothing was about me and I tend to stay as far away from that as I can.  I feel celebrated in being their mother by making their day as special as I can 

doulala
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM


Quoting truealaskanmom:

I dunno I grew up in a house where everything was about my parents and nothing was about me and I tend to stay as far away from that as I can.  I feel celebrated in being their mother by making their day as special as I can 

It sounds like a hard time for you, growing up.   :-(
Do you ever see your parents now, do you feel like they are this way still?


truealaskanmom
by on Nov. 6, 2010 at 5:06 PM


Quoting doulala:


Quoting truealaskanmom:

I dunno I grew up in a house where everything was about my parents and nothing was about me and I tend to stay as far away from that as I can.  I feel celebrated in being their mother by making their day as special as I can 

It sounds like a hard time for you, growing up.   :-(
Do you ever see your parents now, do you feel like they are this way still?


my dad passed away 6 years ago but he was that way mostly because he was raised to be that way, my mom however is still that way.  We went to visit her and I felt like we were just her shiny toys to show off to others.  I hated Thanksgiving growing up because they were so mean to me making me cook, and clean up everything and would yell at me to try and make it look like they were great parents who were on top of my behavior etc.  It was crap.  I was grounded on my birthday every year from age 10 on. So this makes me go out of my way to make my kids special days special.  I had kids not slaves.  Might I add as well my mom didn't come to our wedding because she said I was rude to her when I told her we didn't know the guest count yet because the RSVP date hadn't come yet.  So my FIL walked my down the aisle and my DH's family had to fill both sides of the church.  I had my 3 bridesmaids, the dad of 2 of them, and 2 friends come for me.  It was the best most disappointing day of my life. Wow this turned into a dump it out session sorry bout that. lol

DixieFlower
by on Nov. 6, 2010 at 7:07 PM

I honestly never thought about doing anything for me :D

doulala
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2010 at 7:24 PM


Quoting truealaskanmom:


Quoting doulala:


Quoting truealaskanmom:

I dunno I grew up in a house where everything was about my parents and nothing was about me and I tend to stay as far away from that as I can.  I feel celebrated in being their mother by making their day as special as I can 

It sounds like a hard time for you, growing up.   :-(
Do you ever see your parents now, do you feel like they are this way still?


my dad passed away 6 years ago but he was that way mostly because he was raised to be that way, my mom however is still that way.  We went to visit her and I felt like we were just her shiny toys to show off to others.  I hated Thanksgiving growing up because they were so mean to me making me cook, and clean up everything and would yell at me to try and make it look like they were great parents who were on top of my behavior etc.  It was crap.  I was grounded on my birthday every year from age 10 on. So this makes me go out of my way to make my kids special days special.  I had kids not slaves.  Might I add as well my mom didn't come to our wedding because she said I was rude to her when I told her we didn't know the guest count yet because the RSVP date hadn't come yet.  So my FIL walked my down the aisle and my DH's family had to fill both sides of the church.  I had my 3 bridesmaids, the dad of 2 of them, and 2 friends come for me.  It was the best most disappointing day of my life. Wow this turned into a dump it out session sorry bout that. lol

ah, hun, that's okay!

I am soooo sorry!

                  HUGS!!!!!!


We are all trying to do better, to overcome the problems of our pasts--   That is what Life is...
It just sucks that we must be constantly challenged (often in a hurtful way) by those who are supposed to love us unconditionally.


Although it's hard, this upbringing might be like a blessing in a way.
You have a profound reverence for Mothering.  
Many women take it all for granted...



   HUGS!

 



doulala
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2010 at 7:25 PM


Quoting DixieFlower:

I honestly never thought about doing anything for me :D

Well you *have* to do anything...

Maybe just take a moment on your child's birthday to think about how special the Gift of Motherhood really has been for you.     What it has done to help you grow~~


:-)


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