Wonderful and most wonderful

I’ve known Stephanie, who is the same age as my daughter, since she was in elementary school. Now she’s a teacher and the mother of a beautiful baby—Millie Rose.

On Sunday, I watched as the baby, dressed in a long white dress, was baptized. She raised her head and looked around, alert and interested, as Stephanie handed her to the pastor. She seemed calm. She didn’t even whimper once.

Then, after the ceremony, Millie Rose gently fell asleep and slept throughout the church service. What could be more wonderful than a beautiful, sleeping baby?

As Shakespeare wrote: “Oh, wonderful, wonderful and most wonderful wonderful.”