I look upon my child,
I stare with complete joy and utter fear.
Joy, because this amazing soul
leaves me breathless with wonder.
Perfect in ways I never dreamed possible.
You have allowed me to glimpse
at what You must have felt,
during the creation of our universe.
May she grow strong in tolerance,
patience, love and faith.
In a world starving for all these virtues,
let her ways be
Your shining example for all to see.