A dear family friend had a special day today. Most norwegians are members of the lutheran state-church (we are not) and confirmation is an important day. Martine has helped me with my children for years. She is like a bigger sister for them, escpecially for my five year old girl. She loves Jesus and is very responsible and loves to take care of small children.
Girls that get confirmated receive their norwegian folk costume that day. It's called "bunad" , and its an handmade garment that is used through all grown-up life. It varies from area to area, but its made from the best linen and wool fabrics and embroidered with colorful flowers. A lot of silver jewelery completes the look.
My daughter has a childrens version, handmade by a 94year old lady.
Even her teddy has a "bunad" :)
Thanks for a wonderful day, Martine. We love you!
Martine hadde konfirmasjon idag. Hun har passt på ongane våras siden hun akkurat klarte å kikke øve barnevognet. Lykke te med livet videre, Martine. Har du Jesus har du alt! Me e glad i deg!