I write you this letter as the most proud mom on planet Earth. There’s nothing really new about this because I have felt this way since the day you were born.
As you grew and at each age, you brought me such great joy (though I will admit, it would have been nice if you and your big brother had fought less often as kids!!) Although you are now 32 years old, married and a top notch professional in marketing, (how did you grow up so quickly in the blink of an eye?), I still dream at night about you as your ten year old self when your brother, you and I called ourselves “The Team”. What fun we had. And we still do!
But much more than fun, you have always been loving, kind, caring, smart and accomplished–all wonderful qualities, but most important of all is kindness and caring.
You’ll encounter many more successes (and a few failures too) as you go through life, and when you do, don’t ever forget about being kind and caring: to your team, to family and friends and to yourself. Success is to be shared with others and failures are opportunities to learn. Life won’t necessarily turn out as you predict, but I’m sure your kindness and caring will carry you through.
And I’ll be cheering you on every step of the way.
With all my love, Mom
PS–Grandchildren are a fabulous thing. Just sayin’