Dear Miss Dinah,
You are so dearly, deeply, thoroughly loved.
I am certain, and thankful, that you will grow up knowing no different.
Already you have the air of confidence of a woman who knows that she is dearly loved.
Tonight we will talk about your name.
It means that you are protected by a covering impenetrable.
It means that you are covered by grace unspeakable.
It means that you are wrapped up in arms most merciful.
It means that "A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you."
And this most amazes me, Dinah, Jacob's daughter in the bible, has 12 brothers -- the 12 tribes of Israel!!
Someone asked me, at your baby shower if you were going to have 12 brothers too =D
These are not your brothers and sisters, but it just so happens that we ran into 12 little children today. The Day Care was out for a walk, and they swarmed.
But you didn't mind one bit.
You love them kiddos.
And I love you, my Dinah Monet.