~A special gown waiting for the tiny arm and hand of a special baby.~
A Little Child Shall Lead Us
You, little child, with your shining eyes and dimpled cheeks, you can lead us along the pathway to the more abundant life:
We blundering grownups need in our lives the virtues that you have in yours:
The joy and enthusiasm of looking forward to each new day with glorious expectations of wonderful things to come.
The vision that sees the world as a splendid place with good fairies, brave knights, and glistening castles reaching toward the sky.
The radiant curiosity that finds adventure in simple things: the mystery of billowy clouds, the miracle of snowflakes, the magic of growing flowers.
The tolerance that forgets differences as quickly as your childish quarrels are spent, that holds no grudges, that hates never, that loves people for what they are.
The genuineness of being oneself; to be done with sham, pretense, and empty show; to be simple, natural, and sincere.
The courage that rises from defeat and tries again, as you with laughing face rebuild the house of blocks that topples to the floor.
The believing heart that trusts others, knows no fear, and has faith in a Divine Father who watches over his children from the sky.
The contented, trusting mind that at the close of day woos the blessing of childlike slumber.
Little child, we would become like you, that we may find again the Kingdom of Heaven within our hearts.