Performed a Child Honouring and Naming Ceremony today for a little Ethiopian girl being adopted into a Canadian family. The ceremony included a modern take on the traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony (complete with popcorn), guests brought beads for Evie, and we remembered her Ethiopian family who love her too.
Little one comes from an oral storytelling culture and telling her story was an important part of this community-based ceremony. The journey of adoption is often a winding one… one that contains a great deal of wisdom.
As I often do, I included Raffi’s wonderful Covenant for Honouring Children. People are always moved by it.
A happy day full of possibilities and feasting.