Ryder Blessing Celebration

John & Stephani Introduce Ryder to his family and friends.

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Ryder Torrance Hayden Factoids

Ryder Torrance Hayden
Born 2:31 am
November 22, 2012

9 lbs 5 ozs
22 1/4 Inches
Blue Eyes Brown Hair

Parents: John and Stephani Hayden


  • Favorite Food: Mom's Milk
  • Favorite Activity: Watching Football with Dad.
  • Ryder's Favorite Team: The Oregon Ducks.


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Meet Ryder Torrance Hayden The cutest baby in the world.

On Children Kahlil Gibran


Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.


Ryder Torrance Hayden

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Ryder gets blessed

... what a beautiful celebration! Ryder Torrance Mateo Pinchas Hayden. Ryder's Hebrew names Mateo after his great grandfather Melvin Norwood and Pinchas for his great grandfather. Benjamin Pinchas Cohen and his great great great Grandfather Rabbi Pinchas Cohen of Marrakech, Morocco. Torrance is in memory of his dad, John's late brother. Ryder's outfit was worn by his Grandfather, Paul's Dad Melvin Norwood at his baby naming many decades ago.