Dear Son

Dear Son,

Today, I find myself looking back at your baby pictures wondering where the time has gone. And realizing that time will only continue to pass. Today, I find myself day dreaming about your future, and subsequently dreading you growing up. Today, I find myself praying for the amazing life you have ahead of you.

I pray, first and foremost, that you continue to grow in your faith and learn to love the Lord as much as I do. I pray that talking to the Lord remains as effortless as your sweet bedtime prayers.

I pray that the Lord blesses me with the ability to mother you the way He intended. May you continue to grow into a kind, strong, compassionate man.

I pray that you never stop looking at me the way you do now. May our mother son bond continue to grow. And while it may change over the years, may it stay strong.

I pray that you find strength and courage in your convictions, and stay true to yourself and your beliefs. May you continue to be a bright light, loving and accepting of all, in this sometimes dark world.

I pray that you find great love, the kind of love your dad and I have. I pray that you find a Godly wife, whom I hope would love you even more than I do. Although I’m not sure that’s possible.

And finally, I pray that you can always confide in me. May you always come to me with your problems. May we always celebrate your accomplishments. Because home is where your mom is.

You are my first born. The one who made me a mom. The one who changed my life forever, for the better. I had always dreamed of being a mom, but had no idea the joys I would find in being your mom. As my favorite children’s book reads, “I will love you forever, like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.” – Robert Munsch

Love, Mom

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