Each night, as I'm laying my daughter down in her bed, I speak these words over her:
May the Lord bless you and keep you,
May He make His face to shine upon you,
and give you peace.
Her second name, middle name, Irina, means: Peace.
And so, mercy bleeds into peace. The kind that means something, the one that echoes: don't fear! don't fear!
I am closer than the air you breathe...
and over you, I breathe
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