I am at the point in my life that spirituality is important to me, but I’m just not that sure about religion anymore. I was raised strict Catholic and my first three children were baptized in a Catholic church. My husband was raised Baptist, but was OK with Catholic baptisms. I have since had a parting of ways with said Catholic church, but would like my newborn son to have a spiritual base.
I have heard about secular baby blessings a long time ago, and have always wanted to do one, but the Catholic guilt instilled in me prevented me from going that route. Now that I’m more comfortable in my spiritual choices, I would like to have a baby blessing ceremony.
I have found a few helpful websites, and some beautiful ceremony ideas, but I would really like some first-hand stories of successful ceremonies. I was wondering if churches in general accept “outside baptisms,” if any priests/ministers/rabbis do home baptisms, or if this idea is wholly off the wall. Has anyone had any experience with baby blessing ceremonies? — Sarah
We’ve featured one example — what other ideas do you guys have?