She passed the bundle of love to me
and as I cradled him in my arms
he felt just the right size.
Large enough to be robust and tiny enough
to be completely vulnerable and dependent.
Large enough to radiate personality
and small enough to be pure.
As I cradled the Christmas miracle
I could tell he was just the right size
to enlarge our hearts and animate our lives.
Dear Benjamin, for you we are so grateful,
for this precious time filled with hope and joy,
and for how you will change us forever…
at just the right times in just the right ways.