Friday, May 8, 2015

An Open Letter to my Son

To My Son,

For Mother's Day I wanted to reflect on what a gift it has been to be your mother and what a joy it has been to have you in our lives over the last 6 months. You have taught me more than I have learned through any text book or life lesson in 28 years before you came into my life, and I thank you for that. You are one of the happiest souls and you bring a smile to everyone's face that you meet, you truly have the power light up every room that you enter. 

As a mother you make me so proud and I thank you for choosing me to be your mommy. I find every day I spend with you to be better than the day before and it is sometimes hard to believe there was ever life before you were here. You make me a better person, not just because of the unconditional love that you give me, but because I have learned that in order to be the best mom for you, I have had to truly learn how to love myself first. You remind me daily to be a better person and to find more to give to others. You have taught me to live life with passion and with my entire heart and you have humbled me and taught me that life isn't about what we can take from it, but what we have that we can offer to the lives of so many others.

 I want you to grow up to be strong, smart, independent and respectful towards others, and because I want to see those things from you, I know that I have to encompass all of those abilities myself. I have learned that you will never learn from what we preach but rather by the actions viewed. 

I promise to always love your Dad, first and foremost, because one day you will grow up to have someone to love, and I hope that you will look to get from them the kind of love I show to your Dad... and you, my son, deserve the best. 

I promise to never be sad to see you grow and get older for each day is a gift and a blessing. 

It is my goal for you to look back throughout your life and to always be proud to be my son. 
I already know that I will always be proud to be your mother. 

As our family grows and changes throughout time, I promise to carry with us our family values and virtues. 

My dreams for you are bigger than you can imagine. I pray that you will be happy, I pray that you will belly laugh at least once a day, and I pray that you will have respect for yourself and that throughout your entire life you show love and respect to others. 

You are my light, my heart, and my joy. 

With love,