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.  

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

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

Shayna
joins our family at a time where we have already been blessed with her sister
Kayla.  
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. 

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

Amen

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