Children are beautiful. They brighten our lives. They deserve our best. I hope to give my child a sturdy and strong start on life's path - so that when the path forks, has bumps, or is covered in weeds, she chooses her way with thoughtfulness and compassion. I hope she will be careful and considerate. I hope she will have the self-confidence to persevere. I hope her path will lead her to places farther than I could have ever dreamed for her to go.