Dear Mommy and Papa,
I am in Heaven now, sitting on God’ lap. He loves me and cries with me; for my heart has been broken. I so wanted to be your little girl.
I don’t quite understand what has happened. I was so excited when I began realizing my existance. I was in a dark, yet comfortable place.
I saw I had fingers and toes. I was pretty far along in my developing, yet not near ready to leave my surroundings. I spent most of my time thinking or sleeping.
Even from my earliest days, I felt a special bonding between you and me. Sometimes I heard you crying and I cried with you.Sometimes you would yell or scream, then cry. I heard Daddy yelling back. I was sad, and hoped you would be better soon. I wondered why you cried so much.
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Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.
The winner was:
A four year old child, whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
This story begins when I was a child: I was born poor. Often we hadn’t enough to eat. Whenever we had some food, Mother often gave me her portion of rice. While she was transferring her rice into my bowl, she would say “Eat this rice, son! I’m not hungry.”
This was Mother’s First Lie.
The park bench was deserted as I sat down to read beneath the long, straggly branches of an old willow tree.
Disillusioned by life with good reason to frown, for the world was intent on dragging me down.
And if that weren’t enough to ruin my day, a young boy out of breath approached me, all tired from play.
This must be read by all parents to understand your children’s emotions and behaviors.
Don’t spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not to have all I ask for, I’m only testing you.
Don’t be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it, it makes me feel secure.
Don’t let me form bad habits. I have to rely on you to detect them in a early stage.