this picture is up on our fridge
every time Elijah sees this picture he immediately starts smiling and reaching for the picture
how could there be any doubt that my baby didn’t just come our Father in Heaven?
“I think it significant that Jesus loved these little ones who so recently had left the preexistence to come to earth. Children then and children now bless our lives, kindle our love, and prompt our good deeds.
Is it any wonder that the poet Wordsworth speaks thus of our birth: “Trailing clouds of glory do we come/ From God, who is our home.” (William Wordsworth, “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood,” The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, London: Macmillan and Co., 1924, p. 359.)
Charles Dickens himself said, ‘I love these little people, and it is not a slight thing when they who are so fresh from God love us.’
My dear brothers and sisters, may the laughter of children gladden our hearts. May the faith of children soothe our souls. May the love of children prompt our deeds. ‘Children are an heritage of the Lord.’ (Ps. 127:3.) May our Heavenly Father ever bless these sweet souls, these special friends of the Master...”