Diary of an Unborn Child

March 28: Today my life began. My parents don't know it yet. I am smaller than the seed of an apple. But already, I am I. And unformed as I am right now, I am going to be a girl.

April 12: I have grown a little, but I am still too small to do anything by myself. Mother does just about everything for me. And what is so funny is that she does not even know that she is carrying me here, right under her heart.

April 17: My mouth is just forming now. Just think, in a year or so I will be laughing. Later I will be able to speak. My first word will be, "Mother." Who says I'm not a person yet? I am, just as the tiniest crumb of bread is still truly bread.

April 22: My heart began to beat today. From now on it will gently beat all the rest of my life. Then, after many years, it will tire and stop, and I shall die. But now I am at the beginning - not the ending.

April 29: Every day I grow a bit. My arms and legs are beginning to take shape. But, I will have to wait a long time before my legs will carry me running to my mother's arms and before my arms can embrace my daddy.

May 14: Now tiny fingers are beginning to form. Strange how small they are, but how wonderful they will be. They will pet a puppy, throw a ball and touch another hand. They may even play a violin or paint a picture one day.

May 23: Today the doctor told mother I am living under her heart. They may expect a boy, but I am a little girl. I want to be called Dominique.

June 3: My face is completely formed. I hope I look like mother. Soon my eyes will see the sunshine, the flowers, the sea and the mountains.

June 10: Mother, I can hear your heart beating. You will have a healthy little daughter. I can hardly wait to touch your face and look into your eyes. Mother, why did you let them stop my life? We would have been so happy!

Abortion kills a living, growing human being. Today in America, over 4,400 little human beings are being killed every day. If abortion is a matter of "choice", what choice does the baby have?

- Source unknown -

Follow Your Dream

Follow your dream...
Take one step at a time
And don't settle for less,
Just continue to climb
Follow your dream...
If you stumble don't stop
And lose sight of your goal,
Press on to the top,
For only on the top
Can we see the whole view
Can we see what we've done
And what we can do
Can we then have the vision
To seek something new
Press on and follow your dream.

By Amanda Bradley

A Bright Beginning

Everyday's a bright beginning
Time to make a brand new start
With faith to lift your spirits high
And hope to lift your heat...

For everyday is like a gift
A promise made to you
That if you live it richly, fully,
The years are happier, too.

By Constance Parker Graham

You and I Will Be Friends Forever

"I know people always say that and mean it,
But sometimes its hard
Sometimes you lose contact
Or develop separate interests
Or just sort of drift apart...

But we're different
And it's a good feeling to know
That no matter how much time passes
No matter how many miles separate us
No matter what -- we'll be friends forever!"

~ Anonymous ~

Prayer for Parents

Dear Heavenly Father,
Make me a better parent.
Teach me to understand my children,
to listen patiently to what they have to say
and to answer all their questions kindly.

Keep me from interrupting them,
talking back to them and contradicting them.
Make me as courteous to them
as I would have them be to me.
Give me the courage to confess my sins
against my children
and to ask of them forgiveness
when I know that I have done them wrong.

May not I vainly hurt the feelings of my children.
Forbid that I should laugh at their mistakes
or resort to shame and ridicule as punishment.
Let me not tempt my child to lie and steal.
So guide me hour by hour
that I may demonstrate by all I say
and do that honesty produces happiness.

Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me.
May I cease to nag; and when I am out of sorts,
help me, O Lord, to hold my tongue.
Blind me to the little errors of my children,
and help me to see the good things that they do.

Give me a ready word to honest praise.
Help me to grow up with my children,
to treat them as those of their own age,
but let me not expect of them
the judgments and conventions of adults.

Allow me not to rob them of the opportunity
to wait upon themselves, to think,
to choose and to make decisions.
Forbid that I should ever punish them
for my selfish satisfaction.

May I grant them all their wishes
that are reasonable and have the courage
always to withhold a privilege
which I know will do them harm.

Make me so fair and just, so considerate
and companionable to my children
that they will have a genuine esteem for me.
Fit me to be loved and imitated by my children.

~ Author unknown ~

Happy Mother's Day!



I gave you life,
but cannot live it for you.
I can teach you things,
but I cannot make you learn.
I can give you directions,
but I cannot be there to lead you.
I can allow you freedom,
but I cannot account for it.
I can take you to church,
but I cannot make you believe.
I can teach you right from wrong,
but I cannot always decide for you.
I can buy you beautiful clothes,
but I cannot make you beautiful inside.
I can offer you advice,
but I cannot accept it for you.
I can give you love,
but I cannot force it upon you.
I can teach you to share,
but I cannot make you unselfish.
I can teach you respect,
but I cannot force you to show honor.
I can advise you about friends,
but cannot choose them for you.
I can advise you about sex,
but I cannot keep you pure.
I can tell you the facts of life,
but I can't build your reputation.
I can tell you about drink,
but I can't say "no" for you.
I can warn you about drugs,
but I can't prevent you from using them.
I can tell you about lofty goals,
but I can't achieve them for you.
I can teach you about kindness,
but I can't force you to be gracious.
I can warn you about sins,
but I cannot make you moral.
I can love you as a child,
but I cannot place you in God's family.
I can pray for you,
but I cannot make you walk with God.
I can tell you how to live,
but I cannot give you eternal life.

~ Author Unknown ~


"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,

Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to you and me.

Howard Johnson (c. 1915)


"The spirit of home is Mother.
The charm of her love is there.
One knows the joy of her presence.
And her ever tender care.
Friendships will somtimes vary,
The old are changed for the new.
But always the same dear Mother
Will gladden a lifetime through!"

IF I ...

If I said one cheering word
Or done a helpful deed,
If I have smoothed one rocky path
Or filled a special need,
If I have eased one doubt or fear
Or chased one cloud away,
If I have brought one person joy...
Then I'll lived well today!

By Amanda Bradley