My favorite: (it could be my obsession with swaddling that makes this my favorite?)
I am so happy for my cousin and her husband. This is a much-tried-for first baby, and the journey was not easy. I told my cousin that when she finally gets her arms around her baby, she will have the gift that some others do not...it's a secret gift that you pay for with heartache, but that pays you back with a double-than- normal dose of appreciation, gratitude, and a heart bursting with an extra-ordinary amount of joy.
"A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure,
a messenger of peace and love,
a resting place for innocence on earth,
a link between angels and men."