“A parent’s love is something
that no one can explain.
It is made of deep devotion
sacrifice and pain.
It is endless and unselfish,
and enduring, come what may,
For nothing can destroy it or take it away.”
A name giving ceremony is not a baptism or a christening but a fulfilling and meaningful experience to welcome a new child into the world. The naming ceremony brings families and friends together and parents become more aware of their responsibilities. An important tradition in naming ceremonies is that the parents choose mentors or godparents to undertake a special role and lifelong interest in the welfare of their child. A naming certificate is presented to the parents, godparents/mentors and grandparents.
“Cherish your beautiful memories of yesterday
Be abundantly blessed today
And look forward to a thousand new tomorrows!”
Ruth Van Gramberg