Saturday, October 4, 2008
We did a blessing for Samantha with the immediate family here in Colorado. Present were Grams and Pop pop O'Brien, Nanny and Grandpa Cribley, and Aunt/Uncle McCracken. We placed the hoopa outside on a beautiful fall day with our wedding cloth draped over the top. Both AJ and I had blessings to say and AJ touched her with oils. Then the grandparents gave blessings both traditional and from their hearts. Our loving families desire the best for this new gracious little girl!
Psalm 127: 3-5
Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.
From his heart:
May your sky be clear and blue and may the stars, moon and the sun chase away the dark clouds of doubt.
May all your travels be safe and free of turbulence and the arrivals be as smooth as glass.
Know that your parents will be there every step of the way guiding you throughout each and every day.
May your heart be full of love o plenty, and that on race day you will always drive a chevy!!!!
Sammie, thanks for being the gift we have always wanted, and the twinkle in our eyes that we have always needed.
WE LOVE YOU!!!
Devotion to Samantha
A little part of AJ
A little part of Kelli
And oh so much Heaven
But strong enough to hold
Our world in Samantha's hands.
Bone of our bone,
Flesh of our flesh
But even more...
heartbeat of our heart.
Blessed is Samantha who comes in God's name.
You are blessed from this house of God.
May God make you like Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah.
May God bless you and safeguard you.
May God show kindness and be gracious to you.
May God turn His countenance to you and establish shalom for you.
Samantha - A blessing for the listener
Pop pop wrote:
May you always hear the words of your God in the voices of the ones who love you. May you grow in the love of the Lord with every smile bestowed upon you. Let joh and happiness follow you all the days of your life.
Grams said irish blessings:
May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back the sun shine warm upon your gace the rain fall short upon your fields and until we meet again may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
A new born babe rings light to the cottage warmth to the heart and joy to the soul for wealth is family - family is wealth.