I stayed up late on New Year’s Eve,
And as I’d been assured,
A new millennium was born!
Happy cries were heard.
Just as a millennium has begun,
I will also start anew,
For this is the year I will have
A special rebirth, too.
My baptism day is coming soon,
And since I’ve come of age,
I am now accountable
For all I do and say.
I’ll take on the name of Jesus Christ
As part of His family,
Then renew my covenants each time I take
The sacrament worthily.
My baptism is the important event—
That certainly is clear.
But still I can say 2000 and I
Were born in the very same year!

[illustrations] Illustrated by Steve Kropp