Today is bittersweet for me... My baby, my oldest baby has turned 16 today. I knew this day would come. Was excited about it, but I didn't think I would be so emotional. I'm not sure if it is because time is flying by entirely too fast or if I'm feeling like I am losing my baby. What I do know for sure is, I have an incredible son who is talented, smart, intelligent, has a heart of gold and is loved by all who he comes in contact with. Poppy has been my inspiration from the time he was born. He motivates me when I am down, he always has the right things to say when I am struggling to find myself and for that, I am truly GRATEFUL TO GOD FOR GIVING ME A WONDERFUL SON!!! I will celebrate him today and cherish this moment, because he will never be 16 again.
To my son:
An open letter to you:
At 23 years old, I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know how to change a pamper, how to make a bottle, how to even nurture you. I wasn't sure if I could be the mom you needed. I even had doubts, to be honest with you, I was scared. I was scared of being a single mom, scared of what people would say about me being unwed, scared of shaming my parents, grandparents and friends. I was even afraid of going out in public because of being judged. It took me awhile to realize that because of YOU, I CAN BE ANYTHING I WANT TO BE... I finished college, graduated with honors, started teaching and living out my dreams. Its because of YOU that I am able to face whatever comes my way and handle it with pride. You gave me the strength and courage to move forward with everything I have put my mind to. I tell you every morning I LOVE YOU, YOU can be anything YOU WANT TO BE! My prayer for you is that, YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE AS HAPPY AS YOU WANT IT TO BE, FULFILLED, NO REGRETS AND DON'T ALLOW ANYONE TO TELL YOU, YOU CAN'T DO SOMETHING! I PRAY ALL OF YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE! You have made my LIFE complete.
I happen to be blog crawling and found a picture of a bride and groom who took engagement pictures in a room full of white balloons.... I have been obsessed ever since. The pictures have a sense of calmness about them! IM IN LOVE!!!!
"For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others."
— Audrey Hepburn