Open my eyes that I might see
That you're really not trying to be mean to me.
Open my ears that i might hear
The words that you say, to calm all my fear.
Soften my heart that is hard as stone
I want to be loved and not so alone.
Help me to learn to live again
To open my heart and let you come in.
-Shirley Sharp, foster parent
House of New Hope
8135 Mount Vernon Road