I'm staring at you with hope, because I know that you're sensitive and sometimes a clueless, naive kid…and because I know that the world you're moving into can be unpredictable and cruel at times. I just hope that I’ve given you enough ‘tools’ to make it in this world without too much difficulty.
I find myself frantically wondering if I've covered all the bases, told you all the things I wanted you to know…and wondering, too, if you ever truly listened. I hope you did. Ultimately, you are responsible for your own life. It’s a scary concept, isn’t it? Your happiness, your fortune, and your emotional well-being all essentially belong to you to control and steer.
Follow your dreams. Never give up on something you desperately want. Ever. I want great things for you. If I didn't always find a way to say it, I hope I always showed it - I'm proud to be your mother and I love you with my heart and soul.
Happy 21st Birthday My Darling Baby Boy. I love you…forever.