Yesterday my parents and I thew a re-naming party for me and my new name, March, a load of our friends turned out to celebrate the occasion and, after questions, naturally, being asked as to why I wanted to change my name, and why March, they were all truly supportive. Some brought gifts and cards, completely unexpected, just sharing the day with people who love and accept me was amazing enough.
We chatted, questions were asked and answered, and love was shared. I feel so loved and accepted for me, just as I am. Somehow I feel like I’ve given myself permission to be me now, to not try to be anyone else’s idea of ‘perfect’ or ‘normal’ because me is pretty awesome just as I am!
I wasn’t expecting people to bring gifts or cards, it genuinely took me by surprise, so thank you to everyone for not only coming, but for seeing what an important day it was for me and for making it so special. I was kindly gifted some beautiful bunting with my name on it, a gorgeous box which I’m now using for jewellery and is already full, a stunning scarf, an pretty anklet, nommy chocolates, a questionable notebook (it implies I’m a genius!), a heartfelt poem and two amazing super special items which are now sitting on my altar. I am still processing just how generous and loving everyone was.
The day itself was so wonderful, if hot! Quote of the day was “shouldn’t complain!” re the weather! It’s true, it didn’t rain, there was no wind, it was glorious, but we all sweltered somewhat!
Drinks were drunk, toasts were made and the day was marked in spectacular fashion.
So big thanks to everyone who came, especially with invites going out so last minute! You made me feel really special and created a strong, happy memory for me to move forward with into my new life. Thank you.