Sarah’s Wish for Willie
Much, almost everything, as regards Willie’s disposition and future character
– and in many respects happiness – depend on us, his parents.
May we have strength and grace given us to check his faults and cultivate his many, many fine qualities.
He is easily guided, most affectionate and his love for his father and me is very strong.
Dear, dear little one, how thou has twined thyself round our hearts.
If Willie lives, he bids fair to make a fine man.
He has indeed a noble intellect for such a boy.
May God bless him and make him a truly good man.