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. 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.
Even though I will not speak words to you, I will know
you with my heart. I will feel all your feelings, absorb
your thoughts. 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.
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 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
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!
Your joyous child