A dear friend gave birth to her fourth child yesterday. I was able to stop by and see this precious little one just a few hours after he made his entrance. With her permission, I share photos of this new little miracle:
A Newborn Son
Let our little son become a man of God, and give us
the wisdom to show him the way.
May he have a hunger for You Lord, and Your Work.
Help him to experience the fulfillment
of knowledge and the rewards of hard work.
Let his days be filled with laughter and play, and give him
the protection of good Christian companions.
Instill in him the ingredients for healthy self-esteem
so that he has the confidence to reach for
his dreams and to reach out to others in need.
We dedicate this little one to You and ask You to give him
all the richness of a life in Christ.
from "Prayers From A Mother's Heart" by Ruth Bell Graham
Bless this mouth.
May it learn to speak words
that are helpful, encouraging, and right.
May these butterfly lips kiss away injury,
savor the wholesome,
and declare their Maker's praise.
excerpt from "Bless This Child" by Gloria Gaither