As my children were born, I wanted them to be perfect.
When they were babies, I wanted them to smile and to be content
playing with their toys.
I wanted them to be happy and to laugh continually instead
of crying and being demanding. I wanted them to see
the beautiful side of life.
As they grew older. I wanted them to be giving instead of selfish.
I wanted them to skip the terrible twos.
I wanted them to stay innocent forever.
As they became teenagers, I wanted them to be obedient and not
rebellious, mannerly and not mouthy. I wanted them to be gentle,
kindhearted, and full of love.
Oh, God, give me a child like this, was often my prayer.
One day He did.
Some call him handicapped... I call him perfect!
A daughter is a wonderful blessing,
A treasure from above.
She's laughter, warmth and special charm,
She's thoughtfulness and love.
A daughter brings a special joy,
That comes from deep inside.
And as she grows to adulthood,
She fills your heart with pride.
With every year that passes,
She's more special than before.
Through every stage, through every age,
You love her even more.
No words can describe the warm memories,
The pride and gratitude, too.
That comes from having a daughter,
To love and to cherish... just like you, "Name"!"
The day you wed our daughter
The day you took her hand
We didn't want to let her go
For you, or any man
But now we see the joy she's found
How on you she can depend
You've made her life complete
You've become her special friend
So now we want to tell you
That you have grown to be
Someone we think the world of
We're glad to call you 'family'
Brother Just Like You
I just want to let you know
You mean the world to me
Only a heart as dear as yours
Would give so unselfishly
The many things you've done
All the times that you were there
Help me know deep down inside
How much you really care
Even though I might not say
I appreciate all you do
Richly blessed is how I feel
Having a brother just like you
We ran and played and shared our toys...
How I remember childhood joys.
We shared a home with Mom and Dad...
These memories now make me glad.
I looked to you when times were bad...
You saw my face when it was sad.
We see each other less these days, but...
You'll be close to me always.
I've loved you Sister from the start...
The ties that bind are in the Heart!
to the Family Sister
I'm really glad now that we're part of the same family
You probably know I wasn't so sure at first.
I guess I was just afraid...
Afraid that there wasn't enough room
for both of us in the same family...
Afraid that I would be forgotten or
loved a little less than before you came along.
But somehow we've managed to weather all that
and grow closer too.
Now I realize how much you've added to this family...
How much you've added to my life.
I just want to thank you for being such a loving,
kind and patient sister...
Such a very thoughtful, very special person.