A Shehecheyanu month
Posted 16 February, 2011on:
The Shehecheyanu is possibly my favourite blessing, celebrating as it does a special moment in time and giving thanks for new experiences.
This month my daughter started kindergarten. Nearly four years ago, she was born 13 weeks premature. She was tiny, only 855g (about 1lb 14oz), and spent the first 95 days of her life in hospital. It is nothing short of amazing that this tiny scrap of humanity, who couldn’t even breathe for herself and was late with almost all her major developmental milestones, is starting school with her peers. This is a dream come true and we are incredibly blessed.
One day old.
First day of kindergarten.
Baruch atah Adonai, eloheinu melech ha-olam, shehechiyanu, v’kiyimanu, v’higiyanu lazman hazeh.
Blessed are you, Eternal one, sovereign of all time and space, who has granted us life, sustained us and brought us to this moment.