The Shehecheyanu is a joyous blessing that is recited at the arrival of any long awaited occasion.

This blessing speaks to our thankfulness for life itself and the people who brought us into the world, for the opportunities and people who helped raise us up to the life we live today, and for this very moment of joy and celebration.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִּיעָנוּ לַזְּמָן הַזֶּה

Barukh Atah Adonay Eloheynu Melekh ha'olam shehekheyanu, v’kiyimanu, v’higiyanu lazman hazeh.

haggadah Section: Introduction