by Maria L. Evans
O God, whose beloved Son took children into his arms and blessed them: Give us grace to entrust N. to your never-failing care and love, and bring us all to your heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
—Page 494, Book of Common Prayer
The most dynamic-altering event in my family during my lifetime was the November day in 1960 […]