A sweet new blossom of humanity, fresh fallen from
God's own home to flower on earth.
Welcome to the world, my sweet pea,
Welcome to love and welcome to family
Welcome to the world of spring peepers singing
To daffodils and garden seeds and splashing through puddles!
Welcome to firefly-chasing on summer nights
To camp-outs and hot days and running with your first dog.
Welcome to autumn bonfires and marshmallows on sticks,
To tag and pumpkins and jumping in piles of brown leaves
Welcome to Christmas wonder and toy trains,
To snow men and sleds, to stockings and surprises
Welcome to the seasons and the years.
Welcome to our house. Welcome to our arms.
Welcome to the world.