This one I wrote for Walter. What can I tell you about this little guy? To know him is to love him. My heart feels lighter when he’s near. He is the second son of my second son. Their family just came for a visit and, yeah, I’m kind of obsessed with him. He is quick to smile and loves discovering new things. At nine months he’s already walking. He adores his older brother Charlie who’s always making him laugh. And that laugh — I love his deep, husky laugh.
One day when he’s older I will tell him about what this wonderful song I Am a Child of God means to me. I’ve been singing it for as long as I can remember. From it I came to know that just as we have earthly parents, we also have heavenly parents, the creators of our spirits, who know and love us. They want us to be happy and to live life to the fullest. And because we are God’s children there is something of the divine in each of us.
I can’t wait to watch Walter as he learns and grows, watch him compete in sporting events and perform in recitals and concerts. What exciting adventures does the world have in store for him? Can’t wait to find out.
I am a child of God,
And he has sent me here,
Has given me an earthly home
With parents kind and dear.
Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,
Help me find the way.
Teach me all that I must do
To live with him someday.
-Naomi W. Randall
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