On the morning of his little sister's Welcome to the Village/Baptism celebration, I was explaining what to expect. When he heard that people were going to be reading poems/prayers for her, he decided that he would also like to do this. He composed the above, and read it confidently in front of the crowd of 80 guests! Then ran back to the picnic blanket to keep playing duplo with his friends.
We are just so pleased to have her in our little village. She's pretty pleased with herself, too.
The celebration was such a great reminder, for me, of the exceptional village - family, friends and neighbours - that we've found ourselves a part of.