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.