Excerpt from a Naming Day Service:
XX’s family & friends
are all here today to be formally introduced to her and to establish the
foundations of her future amongst us. It is a time to tell XX how we will care
for her, starting with her parents.
XX, as your parents we want
to make a pledge before our family & friends on this special day.
promise that we will always be there for you, to love you, to protect you, to
encourage you, to listen, to guide and to assist you in understanding the trials
& tribulations that life may bring, and to help & encourage you in
finding your true self. To have hearts that never harden, tempers that never
fire, and a touch that never hurts.
Thank you for having us as your
parents, and we look forward to the laughter and tears we will share.
Her Big Sister,
XZ, Do you promise to love& care for XX and be the best
sister you can be?
M, K & J, are you willing to accept the warmth &
responsibility of being XX’s Guardians, to laugh & cry with her, to grow
& learn with her, to dream with her, to cuddle & love her, and to be a
positive part of her life?
Each of us is here today
because we are important to XX, XZ, XC & XD, and they wish to share this
celebration with us, as well as have us witness their promises to XX. Do you
promise to love, support, encourage and share with XX?