What I Read at my Great-Grandson’s Naming Ceremony almost one year ago

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We wish for you to be a 

    person of character

    strong but not tough,

    gentle but not weak.

We wish for you to be righteous

    but not self-righteous

    honest but not unforgiving.

Whenever you journey may your steps be firm

    and may you walk in just paths

            and not be afraid.

Whenever you speak, may your words

    be words of wisdom and friendship.

            May your hand build

and your heart preserve what is good

          and beautiful in the world.

May voices of the generations of our people

           move through you

   and may the God of our ancestors

           be your god as well.

       We love you very much.

Noah laughs and laughs and laughs. He will be One Year Old on April 10.


Author: Irene Kessler

My life was filled with mountains and boulders. In order to survive I had many different jobs and adventures I want to tell you about. There is not enough room to tell you all I did so I'll hit some highlights. Born in the Bronx, NYC, I grew up to sing opera in the U.S. and Europe. Next I became a psychologist and practiced in NYC and again when I moved to Florida. My first book "Mountain of Full Moons" will be out in April of 2020 and I am now writing a memoir because as I said to the principal during first grade, "I have a lot to say." I am the mother of two men and a woman all in their 60's, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild - therefore my blog "Who am I and Why and subtitle almost a century because I am crawling closer and closer to the goal of 103. I love life and try to live it to the fullest. I'm a vegetarian of 30 years and healthy. Oh yes, I should mention my two divorces.

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