~Being the Mother of a boy, last from son up...to son down~

My Son~

Friday, January 15, 2010

Dear Bubba~

Please slow down, you are growing up way too fast. Each day I wake you in the morning it seems as though a year has past me by. You are so independent now and require very little from your Father & I(just money and an occasional ride somewhere). I know your are just 13(and a half), but at times, your actions surpass your years. Each day when I look in your eyes I am so proud of the man you are slowly becoming, while at the same time my heart is breaking into a million pieces. I have watched you grow and accomplish so many wonderful things in your mere 13 years. You have brought more joy to me than my heart could ever hold.

I have loved you since the moment I knew you were on your way and loved you even more the moment I saw your little face. I love you despite the 28 hours of labor you put me through. I love you even though your first word was not "momma" but instead you called for our dog, "Daq" (short for Daiquiri), I love you even though you look, walk & talk more like your Dad than me. And I will continue to love you no matter how many times you make the wrong choices in life, take the path that I think is wrong or date a girl that we don't like. As hard as it will be for me to watch, I will allow you to learn from your mistakes, to pick yourself up and trudge on. You are so strong and such a free spirit. You are always on "Kyles time" and not the worlds, and although it drives me nuts at times, I think it is one of your greatest character strengths. You have the best sense of humor and are hands down the funniest person I know. I can be so mad at you that I could spit fire and then all the sudden you make a silly face or say one of your "ever famous" Kyle-ism's and I crack up!

There will a time in your life when your "first love" will break your heart...be strong and hold close to your heart what you have learned about the crazy ways of a woman, you will use it one day for your wife. Always love and believe in yourself and know that God is just a prayer away. Always be "the better person" and turn the other cheek (no matter what your Daddy has told you) and always, always kill your enemy with kindness and not a BB gun! Be caring,show compassion to others, think before you act, and work hard for what you believe in.

I cannot see into the future to the path the Lord has layed out for you, but where ever he leads you in life, know that my heart will leave my body and go with you. Your are the greatest gift the Lord has, or ever will give me. Always know, that no matter how many times you may get grounded or punished or yelled at, that your are loved more than your Dad & I could ever put into words. I would willingly give my life to have yours continue on. Sometimes I look back and regret that I never had another child to give the experience of growing up and bonding with a brother or sister...but I think being an only child suits you....always remember this....

YOU my son, are "My Grand Finale"

All my love~


WhisperingWriter said...

What a beautiful letter!

Cathy said...

Oh Trish that is so sweet!

Bridget said...

WOW! That is the sweetest letter-so wonderfully written!

Blessed Beyond said...

WOW! What beautiful letter! So touching!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for bringing tears to my eyes this morning...sweet letter. I am sure Kyle will shed a tear too. Heather

Tamela said...

This is so touching. It made me tear up at work! I think you need to print this and keep it for Kyle and give it to him on his Wedding Day!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you summed that up pretty well there girl!! Even though I did leave the wart medicine by your cough medicine, I still feel the same about you - - an apple doesn't fall far from the tree!! I am so very proud of the person, wife, and mother that you have become and the daughter that you always have been and I know will always continue to be!

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