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suggestions for SN naming day readings

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lourobert · 18/07/2006 16:44

Does anyone have any nice readings,poems or verses suitable for a naming day which relates to SN......

I have a lovely general reading but would like something a little more specific to SN

Any ideas appreciated.

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misdee · 18/07/2006 16:45

whats the sn?

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Thomcat · 18/07/2006 16:46

The only thing I can think of is the welcome to Holland thing, that might be a bit to much though?

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misdee · 18/07/2006 16:48

i'm thinking that too thomcat.

lourobert, your ds has williams syndrome? is it for for his naming day? (correct me if i am wrong)

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Thomcat · 18/07/2006 16:49

yeah man, I can't read the holland thing out loud. Tried it once to a mum who had just had a baby with Down's syndrome and just sobbed it out, which wasn't very helpful of me!

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lourobert · 18/07/2006 16:51

Yes- my son has Williams syndrome and I wanted something for his naming day.

Welcome to Holland was my first thought-although your right about not reading it myself.

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lourobert · 18/07/2006 16:51

Yes- my son has Williams syndrome and I wanted something for his naming day.

Welcome to Holland was my first thought-although your right about not reading it myself.

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misdee · 18/07/2006 16:52

right, i will havwe alook tonight and see what i can find, is that ok?

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lourobert · 18/07/2006 16:53

That would fab- thankyou!!!

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fattiemumma · 18/07/2006 19:22

had no idea what you were all on about...re Holland.

just googled it and OMG! it just sums it all up so very very well....i sat here with my spine tingling and tears rolling down my face.

no way could i read that aloud!

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Thomcat · 18/07/2006 21:57

one idea, not special needs though..........

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let our bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

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Thomcat · 18/07/2006 22:06

cheesy?

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misdee · 18/07/2006 22:07

not s poem but i think the song used it this is wonderful

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eidsvold · 18/07/2006 22:50

this is a song I want to play at my dds naming day - sums up my hopes for them:

I hope you dance by Ronan Keating


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I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give fate the fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances but they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance




I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small when you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith the fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

Dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

I just want them to enjoy life and participate rather than just watch. Obviously I have to help with it too.
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eidsvold · 18/07/2006 22:54

i did have a fab site but since we connected the broadband all my favourites have gone. Will search later when we get home from kindy and see what I can find.

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lourobert · 19/07/2006 15:08

thankyou for all who took time to post. there are some lovely suggestions here and Im sure my problem will be deciding which ones to use.......i just want the day to be perfect!!

I love the owrds of the Ronan Keating song- my dp has chose 'beautiful boy' by John Lennon- Id never heard of it but its pretty special and the words are very fitting.

Any further suggestions are welcome how matter hoe 'cheesy' they may be, Im a softie and often think the cheesy ones are the best.

Thanks

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