When you were little I used to tell you that you are my sweet, sweet boy. Your response was always “you’re my sweet, sweet mommy”. I love our relationship and cherish it every second of every day. Little things like that will stay with me forever.
I am writing you this letter so someday you can read it and know how special you really are and how much you mean to dad and I.
Let me start by saying how much I love you. From the moment I knew you were growing in my belly and even before you existed, I have loved you. Some people tell me I was put in the universe to be your mom. I believe that 100%. You have a whole big, crazy family that love you UNCONDITIONALLY.
You are getting to an age where it is no longer acceptable for mom and dad to be in the drivers seat. You have to step in and make decisions and stand behind them. We will stand behind you! No matter what you decide to do in your life we will be by your side guiding and coaching you along the way. You are not alone. You will never be alone.
There is nothing easy about this life we live. Especially for you. You have to work twice as hard as everyone else to function in society. You will often hear the word no or don’t or can’t. Don’t let those words come out of your mouth. You need to come from a place of yes. Yes, you can do anything you set your mind to. Do try your hardest at everything you do. You can do anything you want to! You can go far!
Owen, you are special. I know you don’t see that now but you are going places. You are unique. The way your beautiful mind works is so truly remarkable. I often envy you. The things you know blow me away. The kindness that is in your heart, the funny things that you say, the way you treat your family just melt my heart.
As you go through life you will be faced with situations that are difficult. Those situations will make you or break you. You have to know that you will make mistakes. Those mistakes have a purpose. They are made to teach you and show you the way. Making mistakes can be painful. But time will heal and you will look back and think, “wow, I can’t believe I did that.”. Well guess what? If you never made any mistakes you would not be where you are or on the path you are going. It’s a wonderful journey.
When you become an adult I hope that you take all of the things we have taught you along with the lessons you have learned on your own and use them wisely. I know you will. I have such faith in you.
Dad, Shane and I love you so much and are standing right beside you. When times are tough you can lean on us. That’s a forever thing.
I am handing you the keys. Don’t worry I have a spare but hope I don’t have to use it.
You are going places Owen. You have a bright future ahead of you and I know you will do great. I’m so proud of you and can’t tell you enough how much I love you. You make my world a better place.
With all my love,