FC: "Where there is great love, there are always miracles." | 2009 | Zoey 's Advice to Live by ...
1: This book is filled with advice from Mommy & Daddy's family and friends that attended the baby showers in your honor. We love you! | Love at first sight!
2: Always remember how much you are loved. Visit Gram & Grampa any time you want! -Gramma | Always follow your dreams and reach for the stars! -Aunt Lindsay
3: When Mommy & Daddy say "no" - come see Mimi! -Mimi | Always know that your mom and dad love you very much and that you need to give them a hard time whenever possible! Just remember... you are the "princess"!! -Aunt Tanya
4: Visit your Grandparents as often as possible. You will be able to do cool things with them and your Mom & Dad don't always have to know everything! -Mrs. Piper | Be silly with your parents; laugh often with them. They are wonderful people and you are so fortunate to have them as your parents! -Jamie
5: Be happy and live life to the fullest!! -Grandma Buffy | Be so thankful that such wonderful, loving parents have adopted you! -Pat
6: Let Mommy & Daddy give you as many hugs and kisses as they need. -Allison | Listen to your parents at all times and yes, all of the stories they tell you about their childhood/college years are true...even if they sound crazy! :) -Leigh
7: Call Debbie Fitz any time you need a hug. I will need a hug every time you see me! -Mrs. Fitz | Love your parents unconditionally as they will always be your biggest supporters! In the words of your mom: Live, Laugh, Love! -"Aunt" Ginny
8: Take responsibility for your actions. -Melissa | "Pay attention to your dreams-God's angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep." (as quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book) -Kristi
9: Live your life to the fullest! Never doubt yourself...you are capable of anything you put your mind to! -Bridget | Always brush and floss. Your teeth are important! -Jodi | Don't take life too seriously. Let the little things slide. -Mrs. Daley
10: Always kiss your Mommy & Daddy! Tell them you love them every day! Never forget to call me whenever you and Mommy go shopping!! :) -Leslie | Giggling & laughing are a sure way to get what you want. Always kiss Mommy & Daddy in the morning when you wake up and every night before you go to bed. -Becky
11: Laugh a lot...just like your Mom. Have fun always and make the best of everything. Enjoy every moment. Remember- "we wouldn't have butterflies without change". You are loved!! -Jess | Know that your Mommy is and always will be your best friend! -Carrie & Julia
12: Be sweet to your Mommy and wiggle your way into Daddy's heart! Growing up "Daddy's little girl" has it's privileges!...right Kate?? :) -Jennifer | Always remember how special you are. Special people like your parents and mine adopt babies. You and I are very lucky. God made us especially for our parents and our parents loved us so much they waited just for us! Never forget how loved you are! -Abby
13: Enjoy your parents! Your Mother is an amazing person! Her laugh will brighten your day! Make sure your Mom teaches you to eat gummies the right way! -Trish | Always listen to your Mom because she loves you and knows what is best for you! Call me if you ever need anything! -Kristy
14: Smile a lot! :) Listen to your Mommy & Daddy. Take long naps! -Amy | Remember that even when you are very upset with your Mommy & Daddy, they are only doing what they are because they love you - you are their world!! :) -Toni
15: Always follow your dreams. You can do whatever you set your mind to. You have a wonderful Mommy & Daddy! -Lisa | Be as strong and caring as your Mom and silly as your Dad. Always follow your dreams and remember how much everybody loves you!! -Kristen
16: Don't be in a hurry to grow up! -Denise | Keep lots of music in your life! Sing and dance and play an instrument! -Nancy
17: Be patient when Mommy is busy (especially talking on the phone). Be happy, smile and say please & thank you. You'll have Daddy wrapped around your little finger! -Mrs. Travis | Surround yourself with family and friends! They will help you through everything! (And remember that your neighbors will be lifelong friends!) :) -Stacy
18: When you don't get what you want from Mommy & Daddy- go see Grandma & Grandpa! -Sue | Have a sense of humor, be kind to others and love your family unconditionally! -Mrs. Burke
19: A friend (true) is loyal and will always be your friend through thick and thin. That is what a true friend really is! -Victoria | You only need one or two lifelong (soulmate) friends. Be true to yourself and never sell-out or compromise your integrity. Don't grow up too fast! -Cyd
20: Always have fun! Don't be afraid to try something new. -Mrs. Coe | If Mommy says no...go ask Gramma! -Mrs. O'Connor
21: Get involved in sports (hockey is good!). You are the best "gift" in the world! -Mrs. Carpenter | Always giggle, sing and dance! Flash your beautiful smile and it might get you out of trouble. Remember that we love you! -Ma Havens
22: Save your big tantrums for home - those public outbursts embarrass Mom & Dad! -Jen | Smile often. It makes people happy - especially your parents! For later in life...Be cool! Stay in school! -Cousin Tara
23: Cry until you get what you want. Don't eat green beans - they're slimy & disgusting! Mom will say no to things - make sure Dad over-rides and gives you everything you want. Love your parents - they will love you back tenfold! -Auntie Patti | Take each day as it comes. Always look at the glass half full and smile always! -Alissa
24: Go to college and have faith! -Aunt Mary | Bring your Mommy & Daddy up right and love them with all your heart! Always do what they tell you to do as they will only have your best interest at heart. -Aunt Connie
25: You'll need an extra pair of shades to wear when all the cameras start taking your picture - smile! You are loved! -Laurie | Keep Mom & Dad on their toes - don't let them sleep too much! -Pat
26: Get duplicates of her favorite blanket! -Amy | When flying home - on take off & landing - make sure she's sucking on a bottle or pacifier; otherwise she will scream with the ear pressure! -Aunt Elaine | If she ever gets bad earaches take a Vitamin E capsule and put a pinhole in it and put a few drops in her ear and rub under the lobe. -Aunt Theresa
27: Your Mommy & Daddy received a little advice too! Here it is... | Alternate Baby from side to side when sleeping so she won't get a flat head. -Stacey | Love your child unconditionally. Before you know it she will be grown and out of the house! -Corina
30: You will forever hold the key to our hearts!
31: We have waited so long for this day to come Straight from the heart is where you are from A gift for us to call our own It won't be long until you're grown Your birth mother gave us this most precious gift Our mind, heart and spirits all received such a lift Her decision had to be the most difficult choice For you, my little one, had not yet a voice You are a gift sent from heaven above to help fill our lives with unending love A birthmother's belly is where you got your start For Mommy & Daddy, you came from our heart. We love you Zoey!!! | Our Sweet Baby Girl...