Parent/Child Bonding Ceremony
- Published on Saturday, 25 February 2012 08:54
The Parent Child Bonding Ceremony is an amazing way to vow to be the best parent, always, under every circumstance. It is fun, solemn, and beautifully written. The age(s) of child(ren) dosen't matter, only the message is important. It can be found in Chapter 3, pages 60-61. Also, the vows along with certificates are available on the order form.
The ceremony can be as simple or extravagant as you choose. It involves the Parent(s) reading the vows to Child(ren). Or, repeating them after someone selected as an officiator. There can be invited witnesses, or done at the kitchen table with the family dog present! Then give child(ren) what ever you select to symbolize a never ending connection. I used ribbons, to me they symbolized an umbilical connection. Afterwards, have a party, dinner, or take a nap. However, whaever you choose, it is the commitment vocalized and vowed that matters.
Although my mother never would have dreamed of any such thing, she is married to each and every one of her children. The vows for the bonding ceremony were written by me, yet demonstrated time and time again by her unfailing commitment to her children. During the hardest, the worst, the most crippling moments, my mother's unspoken devotion manifested in her actions. Even as adults, we can find our way back to her, if we need too. Not everyone can make that claim. Simply, that is what the vows and ceremony are about. Knowing bare feet will walk on broken glass, and promising to help clean the wounds, no matter how deep.