I hope you learn about disappointment early because you don't get everything you want.
I hope somebody takes the time to listen to you and encourages you to talk.
I hope that there is somebody in your life who insists that you are polite and respectful.
I hope you don't get a brand new car on your 16th birthday.
I hope you get angry and accuse your parents often of caring too much.
I hope you comfort your younger sibling when she is scared even if you find her fear a bit silly.
I hope you experience both the beauty of poetry and the passion of literature.
I hope nobody lets you quit in the middle of something.
I hope you still kiss your parents and say "I love you" long after it feels cool.
I hope you learn humility and security because you've been embarrassed a time or two.
I hope you learn to play in the mud and work in the yard.
I hope you have chores around the house and I hope you have consequences for not doing them.
I hope you skin your knee trying something you were afraid of.
I hope you don't change who you are in order to fit in with your peers.
I hope you have to work for some of the things you want.
I hope you will come to know intimately the God who loves you.
I hope you learn from the poor choices you will inevitably make.
I hope your friends tease you when you have your first crush and phone you when he breaks up.
I hope you wear hand-me-down clothes and eat left over casserole.
I hope you accomplish something that takes a lot of time, hard work, and perseverance.
I hope you take the time to sit and talk with your Grandparents and listen to their wisdom.
I hope you will pursue what is in your heart without ever compromising it's beliefs.
I hope you believe in yourself in spite of yourself.
I hope you will come to enjoy your own company.
I hope you know you are a loved, loveable, priceless and precious miracle.