Daily Archives: March 17, 2014

It’s Not Mother’s Day, but….

I was clearing out some files on my computer when I ran across this letter I wrote to my kids last year.  Some of it was borrowed from other resources, but all of it is heartfelt and true.

Feel free to take it and customize it to fit your family.


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Dear Children,

Mother’s Day is coming up, and I thought I should tell you what I really want, this year and every year after; it’s pretty simple really.

I want you to be a decent human being.

I want you to be who you are, but don’t be a jerk.

I want you to follow your passion.

I want you to work hard at everything you do, because life is too short not to give it everything you’ve got.

I want you to ask for help when you need it.

I want you to help others when they need it.

When you screw up, and you will, more than once, I want you to own it, because it’s the screw-ups that make the victories sweeter.

I want you to know that even when we are angry at each other, I will never stop loving you.

I want you to feed your curiosity, and never lose your childlike view of new things.

I want you to find a way to do what you love, and realize that that might look different than you originally thought.

I want you to respect everyone.

I want you to know that you are flawed and you are extraordinary. There is no one else like you.  Don’t forget that.

I want you to know that I would lay down my life for you in Lily Potter fashion any day of the week.

I want you to look up ‘Lily Potter’.  Also, if you  have to look it up I want you to read more.

I want you to know love, and understand sometimes it means you will be hurt.

I want you to relax and not feel guilty about it.

I want you to know life can be brutally hard sometimes.

I want you to know that you can choose happiness even when the dark side offers you cookies.

See, simple.