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.|
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.