Inspirational Songs and Poems 4

To the best of my knowledge (I have researched it online), the author of all of these is unknown unless noted. If you are the author, or you know who is, please let me know [e-mail link] so that I can give proper credit or remove them. If you see iTunes next to a song, it is available for download; clicking it will automatically launch iTunes or, if you don't have this application, it will take you to the iTunes download page. I have created a separate iTunes page if you would like to bookmark it for future shopping. Also see my KAF Adoption iMixicon for a listing of all the songs avaialble on iTunes.


Just for this day

Just for this morning, I am going to smile whenever I see your face, and laugh when I feel like crying.

Just for this morning, I will let you wake up softly, all rumpled in your flannel and I will hold you until you are ready.

Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say you're beautiful.

Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and pick you up and take you to the park to play.

Just for this morning, I am going to eat a huge breakfast, with bacon, eggs, toast and waffles, and you don't have to eat any.

Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you teach me how to put that 100 piece puzzle together.

Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the computer off, and sit with you in the garden blowing bubbles.

Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny grumble when you scream and whine for the ice cream truck, and I will buy you one if he comes by.

Just for this afternoon, I won't worry about what you are going to be when you grow up or who you might have been before your diagnosis.

Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won't stand over you trying to 'fix' things.

Just for this afternoon, I will let you put all kinds of barettes in my hair, and put lipstick on my face, and I will tell you how pretty you have made me look.

Just for this afternoon, I will take you to McDonalds and buy us both a Happy meal so you can have both toys.

Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story about how you were born, and how much we love you.

Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the bathtub and not get angry when you throw water over your sister's head.

Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on the porch swing and count all the stars.

Just for this evening, I will bring you glasses of water, and snuggle beside you for three hours and miss my favorite show on t.v.

Just for this evening, when I kneel down to pray, I will simply be grateful for all that I have and not ask for anything, except just one more day.

for Dhylan
Autism is not the end of the World. . . . just the beginning of a new one.
©1999 by Sally Meyer [e-mail link]. Reprinted with permission.


MY MIRACLE

"When they placed you in my arms and I looked into your face,
I felt our hearts melt into one ~ a miracle took place.
My prayer was finally answered, though delayed, 'twas not denied
the pain of love unanswered, in a moment's time subsides.
God's plan seemed hard to understand. The circle's now complete.
He placed the heavens in my arms, so precious and so sweet.
Though you grew within another, my soul and yours were one.
We united in God's loving heart before life had begun.
I received a priceless treasure ~ this adopted child I love...
a gift of joy and happiness to me from God above."

by Alice Moore. Reprinted with permission.


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Same Same [external link] songs for adoptive families. Words and music by Charles Kent, an adoptive dad with kids from China. Lyrics below are from the title song; other songs include I want to learn to say (with phrases in Chinese, Russian and Spanish), Tell Me the Story Again, The Real Deal (What's a “real” family?), This is My Forever Family, and others.

I like popcorn, the same as you.
    We're same/same, same/same.
We both like the beach and Winnie the Pooh.
    We're same/same, same/same.
You may not look a lot like me
But the family resemblance is clear to see...

CHORUS 'Cause we're the same/same, yes we are
The same/same, down in our hearts,
The same/same, you and me
We're the same/same family.

You like ice cream, and so do I,
    We're same/same, same/same.
We both like catchin' fireflies.
    We're same/same, same/same.
Our similarities are plain are pretty plain
It's more than looks or the same last name.

CHORUS 'Cause we're the same/same, yes we are
The same/same, down in our hearts,
The same/same, you and me
We're the same/same family.

BRIDGE:What makes us a family? What joins us all together?
It's this life, this love we share, a love that lasts forever.

CHORUS 'Cause we're the same/same, yes we are
The same/same, down in our hearts,
The same/same, you and me
We're the same/same family.
We're the same/same family.
We're the same/same... family.

© 2003 Charles P.. Kent, Creative Oncall, Inc. Reprinted with permission


Fate Whispers in Your Ear [external link] music and Lyrics by Lisa-Renee Ackermann. She is an adoptive mom with a son from Guatemala and a percentage of the profits will go to a medical clinic in Guatemala City. Lyrics below are from The Waiting Game; other songs include the title track, The Agency Blues, More Than I Ever Imagined, and Now You're Here!.

They always say that a journey begins
    with just one single step.
That step seems long ago right now.
Years went by since I started out
    on a trip I won't forget.
How it's all becoming clear somehow.

REFRAIN:
This wait is long and hard
    and the road is steep.
Tell me what I want to hear
Give me the answers that I seek.
Each minute trickles by
    like a raindrop hitting sand
How long can this go on?

The plan's not know to me
    and I haven't got a clue.
I'm being tested by time.
One step ahead I go
    then two steps back.
When will the glory be mine?

REFRAIN

Paper trails and dollar bills
    keep floating away.
Nothing but faith to hold on to.
Ticking clocks and calendars
    keep counting the days
Till I can finally be with you.

REFRAIN

© Lisa-Renee Ackermann. Reprinted with permission


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If we had it to do over again,
Adoption is what we'd choose.
We got more than we hoped for,
The day we adopted you.
For you have given us more in life,
Than we could ever want or need.
You made our house into a home,
And made our family complete.
We love you more than life itself,
for all the things you say and do.
And if we had to do it over again,
You'd be the only one we'd choose.


To Our Baby Girl

We both love you, and
We both have hopes and dreams for your future.

She carried you in her body for nine months;
I carried you in my dreams for five years.

She labored through birth;
I labored through INS, social workers, and foreign law.

She is nature;
I am nurture.

She wonders if you are healthy;
I sit and rock you wondering when your fever will go down.

She wonders if you have enough to eat;
I wonder should I make you eat your broccoli.

She wonders if you are happy;
I love to hear you laugh.

She wonders if you are loved; My heart melts with every smile and breaks with every tear I soothe.

She wonders what you look like;
I proudly display your pictures all over the house.

She hopes you get a good education;
I sit and help you with your homework every night.

She wonders what you will grow up to be like;
I teach you to be strong, independent, and to believe in yourself.

She wonders if you will marry and have children;
I help you plan your wedding day and cry when I hold my grandchild for the first time.

She gave you life;
I am grateful to her every day that you are a part of my life.

She will always wonder about you;
I will always be thankful to her for bringing you into this world.

She will always be your biological mother;
I will always be Mommy.

1998 by Audrie Lavigne, Reprinted with permission
proud mommy to Anissa, born in Guatemala, and Alek, born in Kokshetau Kazakhstan. This was written while she was in Guatemala for the adoption of her daughter.


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Love Found Me

Miles away across the sea, someone dreams of me...
Is this true? How can it be? That a family holds me in their heart?

Chorus: I found love when no one seemed to care...
I found love! I thought no one was listening...
Oh love found me! And I?m down on my knees...
Take me to my family.

A man came from across the sea, with a package wrapped just for me...
A gift of love to help me know the love for me that my family holds!

Chorus: I found love when no one seemed to care...
I found love! I thought no one was listening...
Oh love found me! And I?m down on my knees...
Take me to my family.

Bridge: At night... I lay in my bed and dream most splendid things...
And the day will come soon when I?ll be with you forever!!!

Chorus: I found love when no one seemed to care...
I found love! I thought no one was listening...
Oh love found me! And I?m down on my knees...
Take me to my family.

Tears of joy run down my face...
I am waiting for the day...
Take me to my family.

© 2003 by Susan Krauter. Reprinted with permission. To listen to this song, visit Tru North Music Ministry [external link].


Waiting [external link] by Thommie Hicks, a dad-to-be waiting on his daughter from Ethopia. On the website you can purchase the song for $1.50 to help them raise money for their adoption, listen to a clip, and see the lyrics.

This is bigger than nations.
Something too big for borders is happening here.
This is more than relations.
Something thicker than blood is pulling us near.

Somewhere there is a hand that needs another to hold,
And here I am with my hand empty.
Across an ocean a cheek needs a good-night kiss,
And these words are the kiss I'm sending.

I am waiting for you, you are waiting for me,
there is nothing but time between us.
I've never met you but you are all I can see.
I'm just praying that you can feel this.

A tiny heart beats inside your little chest
and every beat is in step with mine.
If I could open my heart like a locket,
a tiny picture of you is what we would find.

Every morning I pray for your safety,
And every night I ask for your peaceful sleep.
And every morning when you wake wherever you are
is another day closer to me.

I am waiting for you, you are waiting for me,
there is nothing but time between us.
I've never met you but you are all I can see.
I'm just praying that you can feel this, too...

Everybody around the world sing "I need somebody to love"...
From me to you, wherever you are, I am coming for you, I am coming with love...

I am praying for you there waiting for me.
Ten thousand miles is only a day.
When the sun sets on you it rises on me.
One day closer that you'll come home to stay.

I am waiting for you, you are waiting for me,
there is nothing but time between us.
I've never met you but you are all I can see.
I'm just praying that you can feel this.

© 2007 Thomas Hicks - All Rights Reserved. Reprinted with permission.


I will by Patty Craig [external link], a China adoptive mom. "If I have to go halfway around the world to meet you, I will..."

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