Thursday, November 20, 2008

What I Want For You

Dear Six Year Old Boy:

I want to gather up you everything you'll ever want and hand it to you on a silver plate. But because I love you, I won't.


I want you to be happy.

I want you to see the humor in people and events and yourself.

I want you to find pleasure in life's small moments. I want you to build sandcastles and create wonderful worlds and stories for them.

I want you to know that you are safe.

I want you to have adventures.

I want you to be carefree.

I want you to have the friendship and loyalty of your brother. No one will ever have your back in quite the same way he will.

I want you to make mistakes and I want you to learn from them.

I want you to be kind to yourself when you make those mistakes.

I want you to know what you want from your life and how to attain it.

I want you to have a back up plan.

I want you to find someone who will love you almost as much as I do. Someone who will laugh with you and at you. Someone who will hold your hand and be your partner and your friend.

I want you to remember not to take yourself too seriously.

I want you to remember where you come from and be proud of it.

I want you to be proud of yourself.

I want you to understand the importance of helping others.

I want you to love learning and continue the journey throughout your life.

I want you to know learning exists in places other than books and classrooms.

I want you to always, always know that we are your family and that we are here.

I want you to feel how very much you are loved by your mommy and daddy. No matter what.


Happy Birthday, my wonderful, special, brilliant, sensitive angel. Thank you for making me a mommy. I love you, up to the sky.

Always,

Mommy

8 comments:

Ellyn said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful fun day.

merlotmom said...

Awwww, that was awesome. And how do put the blog link on your FB page??????

KC said...

I hope you read that to him!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Best birthday card ever! And it reminds me of what I did every night that I was pregnant with my first (I was too tired once I was pregnant with the twins - sleep claimed me before I could manage a thought of any kind). I would think of everything I wanted my baby to be as a person (happy, intelligent, funny, sympathetic, etc.) We want so much for them... I hope all of your dreams for your boy come true.

JCK said...

OK, I'm melting.... Happy Birthday to your beautiful 6 year old boy!

This was an amazing Valentine for his birthday.

Jennifer Suarez said...

Aw happy birthday to him. What a wonderful post!

anymommy said...

Lovely, happy birthday little prince, you are a lucky little boy.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Happy Birthday to both of you!

 

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