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    Hi Lovelies,



    Ok, we're (at this stage) having a Christening/Dedication Ceremony for DD and I want certain people to do a reading; each of her Grandparents, her Godparents, her Aunt. Does anyone know any nice/appropriate poems or readings that we could use? Or songs, my sister has a beautiful voice and would probably prefer to sing...

    It won't be an overly relgious ceremony (hence the two names) and my IL's probably have their readings picked already (FIL is a pastor).

    TIA

    MG

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    LIFE AND LOVE
    Dear [Child]. Today we officially welcome you. We wish you long life and much happiness.
    May you face all challenges that come to you as a person of integrity,
    May you continue to bring great joy to your parents, your grandparents, family, friends, and to all those who come to know you.
    May beauty delight you and happiness uplift you,
    May wonder fulfill you and love surround you.
    May your step be steady and your arm be strong,
    May your heart be peaceful and your word be true.
    May you seek to learn, may you learn to live.
    May you live to love, and may you love—always.

    A WISH FOR THE CHILD
    May all your wishes come true
    May you always do for others, and let others do for you
    May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung
    And may you stay forever young
    May you grow to be righteous
    May you grow up to be true
    May you always know the truth,
    and see the light that's surrounding you
    May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong
    And may you stay forever young
    May your hands always be busy, and may your feet always be swift
    May you have a strong foundation when he winds of change shift
    May your heart always be joyful, and my your song always be sung
    And may you stay forever young.

    A CHILD WITH LOVE
    If children live with security, they learn to have faith;
    If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves;
    If children live with love around them,
    they learn to give love to the world.

    SPIRIT OF THE CHILD
    Give us the child who lives within - the child who trusts, the child who imagines, the child who sings, the child who receives without reservation, the child who gives without judgement.
    Give us a child's eyes, that we may receive the beauty and freshness of this day like a sunrise.
    Give us a child's ears, that we may hear the music of mythical times.
    Give us a child's heart, that we may be filled with wonder and delight.
    Give us a child's faith, that we may be cured of our cynicism.
    Give us the spirit of the child, who is not afraid to need,
    who is not afraid to love.

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    My personal favourite, I have this as my work ethos in my planning book!

    CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE by Dorothy Law Nolte
    Children learn what they live.
    If a child lives with criticism he learns to condemn.
    If a child lives with hostility he learns to fight.
    If a child lives with ridicule he learns to be shy.
    If a child lives with shame he learns to feel guilt.
    BUT,
    If a child lives with tolerance he learns to be patient.
    If a child lives with encouragement he learns confidence.
    If a child lives with fairness he learns justice.
    If a child lives with security he learns to have faith.
    If a child lives with approval he learns to like himself.
    If a child lives with acceptance and friendship
    He learns to find love in the world.

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    Thanks SS! They're great! I can see why that last one is a personal fav!

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    they are fantastic SS!!!! Remind me in a few months to come back in here please

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