We give this child to you, O Lord, our precious gift of love; help us to lead each step aright with help and guidance from above. O bless this child, and grant when she is grown, she will have learned to love your way, and choose it for her own.
"To laugh often and much, to win
the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false
friends, to appreciatebeauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, or a garden patch... to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This
is to have succeeded!" - Emerson