12 May our sons in their youth
be like plants full grown,
our daughters like corner pillars
cut for the structure of a palace;
Full grown plants are fruitful and beautiful and a joy to everyone. Plants are purposeful and planted by the hand of a Sovereign LORD.
Corner pillars of palaces are ornate and beautiful and functional. They are aesthetic and pragmatic. Without them the palace is less beautiful. Additionally (and perhaps more importantly ) without them the palace collapses.
May our children be useful, beautiful, sturdy, functional, helpful, essential, and a blessing to those around them. Most importantly, may they glorify God and enjoy Him forever in the places they are planted or raised up by His Sovereign hands.