To my dear children,
To encourage you to reach for the stars, and to never feel you can’t do something
To always be excited to see you
To talk with you, laugh with you and most of all, to LISTEN to you
To let you feel all of your emotions
The darkest moments will find light again
To let you be you
To support you
To love you unconditionally
To help you love yourself unconditionally
To try and teach you to be strong and healthy in mind, body and spirit
To make you smile and laugh
To help you find happiness, whatever it may look like for you
To teach you how to pray
To teach you how to find rest and comfort in faith
To teach you about grace, mercy, compassion, hope, forgiveness and love
To teach you about humility and gratefulness
To say the hard words, “I was wrong.”
To help you say the hard words.
How I wish you came with a “How to Parent” manual, but you didn’t. I am figuring it out as I go. I am not perfect. I have made mistakes. I will make some more.
These promises I make to you, but most of all,
I promise I am trying my very best and I will never, ever leave you.
I will always be right by your side.