This evening, at 5.19pm, a child was born. Luka is the much longed for baby girl of Shane and Melissa. I have a new niece!
Up to my ears in paperwork for the P&C, has to be done by morning, so I'll post more later, but I didn't want to let the occasion pass without a mention.
Welcome to the world, baby girl. I can't wait to see you tomorrow.
Shane and Melissa, congratulations. I could not be more thrilled for you.
Say it with me, people. I'm going to get to buy pink things!
A Cradle Song
Sweet dreams, form a shade
O'er my lovely infant's head;
Sweet dreams of pleasant streams
By happy, silent, moony beams.
Sweet sleep, with soft down
Weave thy brows an infant crown.
Sweep sleep, Angel mild,
Hover o'er my happy child.
Sweet smiles, in the night
Hover over my delight;
Sweet smiles, Mother's smiles,
All the livelong night beguiles.
Sweet moans, dovelike sighs,
Chase not slumber from thy eyes.
Sweet moans, sweeter smiles,
All the dovelike moans beguiles.
Sleep, sleep, happy child,
All creation slept and smil'd;
Sleep, sleep, happy sleep,
While o'er thee thy mother weep.
Sweet babe, in thy face
Holy image I can trace.
Sweet babe, once like thee,
Thy maker lay and wept for me,
Wept for me, for thee, for all,
When he was an infant small
Thou his image ever see,
Heavenly face that smiles on thee,
Smiles on thee, on me, on all;
Who became an infant small.
Infant smiles are his own smiles;
Heaven & earth to peace beguiles.