Counting the Blessings

This week I merited to attend two brit milah ceremonies. Two new baby boys came into this world. Every time a child is born, we witness a miracle. Don’t tell me that it’s a natural thing. Of course, it is! However, anything can go wrong. But we hope, we pray. And – miracle of miracles here he is – tiny, perfect and precious.

A new baby boy was born to my nephew. It was such a joy to see how much the parents are in love, how there eyes are sparking, when they look at the tiny bundle. May they share a long and happy life together, and may Noah Haim grow up  L’Torah L’Chupa U’Lmaasim Tovim! It is fitting that tonight’s portion of the Torah talks about gratitude to G-d for his kindness: It says ” וְאָכַלְתָּ, וְשָׂבָעְתָּ–וּבֵרַכְתָּ אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, עַל-הָאָרֶץ הַטֹּבָה אֲשֶׁר נָתַן-לָךְ.” “And thou shalt eat and be satisfied, and bless the LORD thy God for the good land which He hath given thee.” (Deuteronomy 8:10) How much more we should thank Gd for the little piece of happiness that is always to be closest to our hearts. I am a mother, so I should know.

MAZAL TOV!!

This little man, this tiny face

The love you feel today will stay with you forever

The merit of your ancestors as Clouds of Glory above your head

 

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