To my only son and number one guy in my life, J. I look at you, your smile, your big brown eyes and your perfect little nose and I am in awe that you are my child. I doubt you will ever fully understand the depth and power of my love for you and your sister. I am so grateful to you for your ability to always put a smile on my face even on the darkest of days. Just a smile from you reminds me that things aren't so bad after all.
As you continue to grown into a smart and handsome young man, remember you are a man of God. Remember the values I have taught you so far. Pay attention in school. Don't be afraid to be your own person instead of following the crowd. Stand up for what is right when you see others doing wrong. Always have your sister's back - you guys are a team! And last but certainly not least, always be a gentleman and treat a lady with the respect she deserves.
I always wanted you and your sister to have the best of everything I can possibly give you. I hope that one day when you are older, perhaps with a family of your own, you will look back on these years with fond memories of the times we all shared together. And now matter how old you are, how many college degrees, and how many kids you have, you will always be my baby boy :)
I love you Jayster!
- Hey! I'm Charlotte, a thirty-something year old, single mother of two preteens who keep me on my toes! I am also a survivor of domestic abuse and adultery in the context of a marriage. I have spent the past several years rebuilding my life and using my experiences to educate and encourage others. I would love to connect with you on social media - check out the links in the Follow Me section above, and don't forget to subscribe to the blog for the latest updates!