A letter to my boys…

I tell my boys I love them every single day.
In fact, I probably tell them I love them several times per day.
Truth be told, I tell them I love them a nauseating amount of times per day.

This week, I was inspired to express my love, my hopes for them on paper, so to speak.

I hope they read this one day.

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To my boys,

Being your mom means I get the amazing privilege of helping you grow. I get to be a part of your amazing journey. I get to enjoy encouraging you as you go on your way to fulfill your purpose. I get to experience seeing you accomplish things that you put your mind to. Being a mom has forever changed my life, my heart, my soul.

Sometimes, in the chaos that is our daily life, I feel like I forget to tell you both what dwells in my heart.
It’s important for you to know…

God loves you forever and always…He loves you, just the way you are, more than you’ll ever know. Put your trust in Him, and you’ll experience true love the way you were meant to.

I will love you forever and always… Nothing, absolutely nothing, can or will ever change that. I think you know this already, but just in case, there it is.

Live your life in humility… A humble heart knows that without God, you can do nothing. A humble heart rejoices in celebrating others’ successes and has no room for selfishness. Put other’s needs before your own; a servant’s heart is a helpful heart.

Pray… You are never alone. Prayer and meditation will immediately fill your heart and mind with the peace and stillness you’ll need to face this world. In times of joy, in times of hurt, pray.

Live a life of extended grace… Nobody is perfect. People will let you down and will hurt you, intentionally or unintentionally. Show them some grace. Remember that your purpose here in this world is to love, and to truly love, you must forgive. You need to extend grace to all people, you don’t know where they’re coming from, show them love and kindness.

Never underestimate your existence… You were created for a very specific purpose; always remember that. There will be days when you’re feeling down, lost, or even find yourself drifting through – it’s at those times that you must draw on the fact that you are not here by accident. You have a purpose, your life has meaning. You will make a difference in one life, ten lives, maybe even a million lives, but you will make a difference. You already have. You’ve changed my life and I could never, ever, express in words how thankful I am for that.

Be yourself… Never change. Your personality, your soul, was meant for you, just you. The world will try to change you, will try to make you fit – resist it. Stay true to yourself, always. You were created exactly the way you were intended to be, don’t ever compromise that for anything or anybody. Don’t ever let anyone steal your joy, don’t give them that kind of power.

Always try your best… No matter what you take on, give it your best shot. Sometimes you’ll be tempted to give up, tempted to quit, but don’t do it. See whatever it is all the way through. Hard work always pays off. You’ll never be satisfied in half attempts.

Every day, every single day, I pray a prayer of thanks for you. Truth be told, I’m still, after all these years, in disbelief that God would trust me with something as precious as you! For a person who is never short of words, I usually find myself speechless when I think about you and how blessed I am.

Know that you are both loved, always and forever.

Mom

 

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