S: From the Heart of a Joyous Child & More
BC: All quotes taken from Google, and poem found from a cup of chicken soup for the soul
FC: From the Heart of a Joyous Child | by Donna McDermott | & MORE
1: Brandi | Dionne | Giselle | Kassandra
2: Dear Mommy and Daddy, I write this letter to you in hopes that you will consider your approach to parenting me before I arrive. I am a joyous child.
3: I thrive on love and respect, order and consistency. When I arrive, I will seem very small to you. Even though I don't look like an adult, please understand that I am a human being.
4: Even though I will not speak to you, I will know you with my heart. I will feel all your feelings, absorb your thoughts.
5: I will come to know you more than you may know yourself. Do not be misled by my silence. I am open, growing and learning more rapidly than you can imagine.
6: I will make imprints of all that I see, so please give me beauty to rest my eyes upon. I will record all that I hear, so please give me sweet music
7: and language that tells me how much I am loved. Give me silence to rest my ears. I will absorb all that I feel, so please wrap our life in love.
8: I am waiting patiently to be with you. I am so happy to have the opportunity to be alive. Maybe when you see me you will remember how precious life is too!
9: Your joyous child
10: To understand your parent's love you must raise children yourself. Chinese Proverb
11: The country clubs, the cars, the boats, Your assets may be ample, But the best inheritance You can leave your kids Is to be a good example Barry Spilchuk
12: The untold truths Of wisdom lie Solely in the beating Of the heart of an Ill-treated child Whose wounds will Heal and hear will seal, but Memory will never die Savannah Marion
13: It can be hard to break the friendship code of secrecy and make your friend mad at you, but you must do what you feel in your heart is right. Amanda Ford