What I want for you, my son….I want you to see me as a person. I am more than your parent. I am a creative, generous, sensitive woman.
I want you to understand that it is difficult providing you the space you need to make mistakes. I want to shelter you from hurt and disappointment. Parenting is the most difficult thing I have ever done and most of the time I don’t feel very good at it.
I want you to realize that unresolved anger seeds resentment; a toxic companion. Exercise the power of forgiveness and feel your heart open.
I want you to feel the beauty of true love and how it feels to share your heart, your fears and your dreams with someone who loves you for who you are.
I want you to know that we may not always agree but I will always love you. I am blessed share my life with you.
Editor’s Note: Although my sons are now 19 and 21, I felt it may be time to tell them again what I want for them and what I consider to be life’s most important concepts.
From the heart, Cara