An Open Letter to My Three Boys…

Do you have sons? What would you share with them if you wrote them a letter? As a mom of three boys, I gave it a try. Here's an open letter to my boys. #parenting #boys #lettertomysons

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Dear Son,

I immediately felt the fiercest love for you from the moment I knew you were real. Indeed, countless hours were spent imagining the curve of your face and what hue of brown or blue your eyes would be.

Our greatest hopes for you from the beginning were happiness and safety. However, with wisdom comes the understanding that we can not always keep you happy and safe.

You, my beloved son, will become well acquainted with sadness and disappointment in your life. Because of this truth, my hopes and prayers are a bit different then they used to be…

Do you have sons? What would you share with them if you wrote them a letter? As a mom of three boys, I gave it a try. Here's an open letter to my boys. #parenting #boys #lettertomysons

An Open Letter to My Three Boys…

A mother’s longings for her son:

Happiness should never be your ultimate goal

Son, unfortunately, our world teaches you that your greatest goal in life should be attaining and keeping your happiness.

And, take it from your mama, none of us are guaranteed constant happiness in this life. Further, entertaining, attaining, and keeping this fickle emotion should never be our greatest goal.

Additionally, something or someone that makes you happy in a moment can turnabout and make you miserable a moment later.

Truly, true joy is something that must enter your heart and sustain you when the simple emotion of happiness is nowhere to be found.

Son, the truth is, that often our happiness will come at the expense of someone else’s. In addition, what we do to attain our own happiness in a moment can cost quite a fortune for another.

Remember this my sweet little man, and count the cost.

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An Open Letter to My Three Boys…

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