Shayna’s Prayer

I wrote this for Shayna on the occasion of her birth. I felt her name had been given to us and I felt she had a mission in life.  

Father in Heaven,
thank you for the precious gift you have given us
thank you for blessing us with a second healthy child 

acknowledge that Shayna’s life is not ours or even her own.  
belongs to You.  
We are grateful that you
have given us the honor and responsibility of nurturing her and raising her in
Your ways. 

joins our family at a time where we have already been blessed with her sister
Kayla has accepted Shayna with
love and with joy, sight unseen.  
We pray
that this relationship grows even stronger over the years Kayla and Shayna will
have together. 

Elayne, we have named you this.
means “beautiful”.  We
have named you this without even seeing your face; with faith that you are
beautiful in spirit.  
have named you Elayne in honor of Brian’s GodMother, a godly and righteous
Elayne means “shining light”.
we believe you will be a Beautiful Light, reflecting the Light of your Heavenly


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