...God gave you to us. Your tiny little feet, chubby little cheeks, perfect little hands!
Your were our first and got us hooked on the beauty of life, of the blessing of a baby.
Even your bigger cousins couldn't keep from touching and smooching you....
You were dependent upon us then, now we are dependent upon you. You bring such a strength to this house.... your intelligence, playing sweet songs on the piano to calm us, pointing out and making me laugh when my brain gets all boggled and I use the wrong words, although you are the oldest you can get on the floor and play with that darling little sister of yours in a silly sing-song voice, and you jump at the drop of a hat when some chore may need to be done. Your feet are now bigger than mine. Your hands as well. Pretty soon, I'll be looking up to you. I look at you and see blessing times seven because YOU started it all. We love you, Fone, and are so blessed to be your parents.
++Loving God, you created all the
people of the world and you know each of us by name. We thank you for
Fone, who today celebrates his birthday. Bless him with your love
and friendship that he may grow in wisdom, knowledge, and grace. May
he love his family always and be faithful to his friends.++