For Eleanor Miette,
Born 22 June, 2011.
May you, dear child of the winter solstice,
Born on this clear blue winter’s day,
Have a heart so warm and loving
That it blows all the chills away.
May you, dear child of this shortest day
Grow to be so joyously bright
That in your dear sweet presence
All bask in warm, clear morning light.
May you, little babe of Tim and Prue
Bring them such deep sense of pleasure
That through all life’s frost and cold
They are filled and warmed beyond all measure.
And may you, little babe, little girl,
You precious gift from God above,
Forever dwell in that pure warmth of faith,
Snug in the arms of God’s great love.