The Poem To My Granddaughter is both a poem and a prayer. I wrote it in Swedish first, to dedicate it to her on her Christianing Ceremony at the church in Jättendal, but here I am posting both the original and the poem translated into English:
Den dagen du föddes var himlen så blå, Träden så vackra - var gren likaså. Vart litet korn grus gladdes just för din skull: Må av all denna kärlek din själ alltid va' full. Amen.
Just recently I learned that a carbonated beverage here in the South is mostly referred to as coke (I have been calling it soda for the longest). So ... if you hear someone asking for a coke, he or she may actually be asking for a Pepsi!!! My favorite coke is Mountain Dew (also a Pepsi product btw).