With you in our arms
even if only for half an hour, we were content
we couldn’t stop looking at your nose just like mine
and those little hands and feet.
We don’t have much time to tell you so many things
that we love you – that much I know you know
but maybe you don’t know that you are born for eternity
and that I am not your father and neither is she your mother
just think! The one who wanted you is our Father, too.
I know, it’s a bit complicated but soon you’ll understand
life is a marvelous thing
and that’s why we, too, wanted you.
It’s marvelous that now you can understand
it doesn’t matter how much time we’ll spend together
what matters to us is what you will be.
Nothing here is truly useful,
we can do without it all.
To know the Father – that is what is necessary
to get ready for that encounter
and you were born ready.
And I don’t know how to tell you how proud we are of you
we have accompanied you as far as we could,
now you will meet the Father,
Maria Grazia Letizia – “Grace” and “Joy” of our lives.
Daddy Enrico and Mommy Chiara
Prayer written by Chiara and Enrico for the birth in heaven of their daughter Maria Grazia Letizia (10 June 2010)