Every parent has hopes, dreams, aspirations for their child. When we first hold them in our arms, we try to see their life as we want it to be. We cry, we pray, we try to give them the best life we know how.
"Baby Blessings" by Deloris Jordan(Paula Wiseman Books) is one of those books that is just as much for the parent as the child - if not more so. The subtitle - "A Prayer for the Day You Are Born" - sums it all up. All the wishes we hold in our heart for our children and what we pray they will become.
And who is this authority who is able to peek into our hearts and help us see the future of that little bundle of joy? Deloris Jordan, in addition to being a wonderful author, is the mother of Michael Jordan. Yes, THE Michael Jordan. So if anyone can understand having dreams for your child, I am sure she can.
A wonderful book if you are introducing a new baby into the home, as it shows a second child being added to the family by the end of the book, and is a great jumping off place for talking with your child about how much they were anticipated when they were a baby, and what a blessing the new baby will be too.
This is one of those pass down books. One you will want to read to your children over and over, then watch them read to your grandchildren some day. And also a new favorite for my list of possible baby shower gifts. Because we all sometimes need a reminder about what this parenting thing is all about anyway.
Books for Children Ages: 0 to 5 years old
Related Discussion Topics: Having a new baby, the values your family hold dear, dreaming about the future.
- Pick your favorite line from the book, and with your child's help, find a photo of your child that best represents the sentiment behind that part of the book. Put it in a picture frame that can be decorated with the quote written on it. Then add stickers, draw with crayons, or glue on decorations to make it beautiful.
- Take some time out and write a letter to your child of all the hopes and dreams you have for them, the advice you want to share, or anything else that you want to tell them. Either share it with them now, or save it as a keepsake to share with them when they are older.
- Look at your child's baby book together, or make one. As one of those things that often get pushed onto the never ending to-do pile, keep it simple and start somewhere. You will be so glad you did.
Children's Book Review Rating: 5 Stars - Beautiful Book