My 3 yr old daughter took this pic of me

Monday, May 2, 2011

A blessing for Hadara Lily הֲדָרָה

My sister gave birth to her first child this morning; a girl they named Hadara Lily. Hadara (הֲדָרָה) is Hebrew and means glory, bedecked in beauty. In the Bible it says that the glory of a woman is her hair. I think that the glory of a mother is her child. (This goes for dads, too)  Lily means pure and the lily flower is a symbol of innocence, purity, and beauty.

 Lord, may Hadara grow to love her God, and be beautiful, pure, and innocent like her name. May she be the glory of her parents and bring joy to their home. May she be a peacemaker and may kindness and love radiate from her.  Amen.

 Proverbs 23:25
Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.

Psalm 115:14
May the Lord give you increase, you and your children! 

Psalm 127:3
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Psalm 147:13
For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you.

Proverbs 17:6b
...the glory of children is their fathers.

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. 

Proverbs 31:28
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.

May God bless you both and your beautiful, little daughter all the days of your lives!

1 comment:

  1. I love the name even more now. |thanks for posting this. What a blessing children are!!!!