I pray that your life will be long and filled with love. I pray that you will grow strong and healthy in body and spirit. I pray that you will find delight in the ordinary and excitement in the extraordinary.
I pray you will see beauty everywhere, that you will be a friend to the friendless and that, like your parents, you will care deeply for all of God’s creation.
I thank God that you have been born into a family that loves you and I pray that love will shape your attitude and provide assurance and a refuge as you go on your adventure through life. I pray that your heart will rule your head, that you will dare, that you will believe in yourself, that you will dream big.
And I pray that, like your parents, you will find your passion and that you will follow it with all your heart.
I pray that when you face trouble you will have the courage to stay true, to stand tall, to say, I am loved by my family and by the one who knit me together in my mother’s womb.
So, my beautiful baby, know that we will be cheering you on all the way, on your great big wonderful adventure of life.