When the holidays come around, most of our children make wish lists for the things they would like Santa to bring them. Whether it’s a brand new Barbie doll, a new video game, or a bicycle, our kids love the holiday season because it’s the season of giving.
But these are what a child wants, not what a child needs. A child’s needs are pretty basic, but we seem to take this for granted because we already have all that a child needs. We have a house or an apartment. We have clean, filtered water to drink. We also have food.
One foster child’s wish list has gone viral on the Internet, and it really puts things into perspective. Read this child’s wish list, and you will feel touched like thousands of other people. It’s heartbreaking to see a list like this.
A Facebook post by Dreamcatchers for Abused Children went viral when they posted this note from a foster child in Oklahoma. The child’s request are incredibly simple. They are never things we would ever want to “wish” for, so it’s so sad to see a child actually want these things.
I am so surprised things like “don’t kill my pets” and “don’t get drunk” made the list. My heart shattered when I read that.