When a family gathers to welcome the arrival of a new baby and commit themselves to the child’s future welfare and happiness, the occasion calls for a few well-chosen words. Now finding the perfect selection is easy, thanks to this collection of poems and prose readings. There’s something here for every taste—from the Psalms of King David to the songs of Bob Dylan, from a Navajo blessing to a poem by Emily Dickinson—each one a unique expression of parents’ and godparents’ universal feelings of hope, pride, and joy.
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