Saturday, June 14, 1997

Birthday Vanessa Becker - 14. June 1997

Today 14. June 1997 Vanessa Yentl Becker was born in Mannheim. She came 2 weeks to early and just before midnight. Her Father Andi tried to ease her mothers Petras pain. She won't forget 46 hours of waiting for this cute baby girl.

She was named after Vanessa Paradis and Vanessa Redgrave. Her second name was taken from Barbara Streisands Musical Yentl. Yentl the strong woman which loved her father
so much like Vanessa loves her father so much.

"Papa can you hear me, Papa can you see me, ..."

(Filled with a love for learning, Yentl has
no choice after her father dies but to disguise
herself as a man, so that she can pursue all
her "sweet-imagined possibilities." Her
journey begins...)
Oh God-our heavenly Father.
Oh, God-and my father
Who is also in heaven.
May the light of this
Flickering candle
Illuminate the night the way
Your spirit illuminates my soul.

Papa, can you hear me?
Papa, can you see me?
Papa can you find me in the night?
Papa are you near me?
Papa, can you hear me?
Papa, can you help me not be frightened?

Looking at the skies I seem to see
A million eyes which ones are yours?
Where are you now that yesterday
Has waved goodbye
And closed its doors?
The night is so much darker;
The wind is so much colder;
The world I see is so much bigger
Now that I'm alone.
Papa, please forgive me.
Try to understand me;
Papa, don't you know I had no choice?

Can you hear me praying,
Anything I'm saying
Even though the night is filled with voices?
I remember everything you taught me
Every book 1've ever read...
Can all the words in all the books
Help me to face what lies ahead?
The trees are so much taller
And I feel so much smaller;
The moon is twice as lonely
And the stars are half as bright...

Papa, how I love you...
Papa, how I need you.
Papa, how I miss you
Kissing me good night...