Violet's Naming Ceremony

I haven't been posting much as I'm busy planning V's naming day. Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments on the invitations - I was very touched.

I have always wanted 3 children and feel beyond blessed to have had my wishes come true. There was a time not so long ago when all that I have now seemed a remote and impossible dream - but that is a story for another time. Planning my children's naming ceremonies always makes me thoughtful and grateful for how things have turned out. With V being my 3rd and final child I'm much more aware of how fleeting the baby years are and how I will be experiencing each stage of motherhood for the last time.

Today I'm trying to choosing readings (which also explains my thoughtful state - reading poetry does that to a girl). I still love Born Yesterday, by Philip Larkin which we included for E's Naming Day.

Tightly-folded bud,
I have wished you something
None of the others would;
Not the usual stuff
About being beauitful,
Or running off a spring
Of innocence and love -
They will all wish you that,
And should it prove possible,
Well, you're a lucky girl.

But if it shouldn't, then
May you be ordinary;
Have, like other women,
An average of talents;
Not ugly, not good-looking,
Nothing uncustomary
To pull you off your balance,
That, unworkable itself,
Stops all the rest from working.
In fact, may you be dull -
If that is what a skilled,
Vigilant, flexible,
Unemphasized, enthralled
Catching of happiness is called.

Enjoy the sunshine if you're in Bristol!



  1. beautiful. Have a great weekend hun xx

  2. There is something about 3 kiddies that seems to speed time up far too quickly for my liking :-( I would like more but am scared time will go all the more quicker plus I need sleep :-)


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