You are so much more than a brother to me. Watching your birth is still one of the greatest moments of my life. It was a miraculous moment that altered my life forever.
To me you will still always be the little boy gripping Buzz Lightyear permanently placed on my hip. You would make flying laser noises when you played. Plugged your ears when you got scared. And crawled into bed with me every Saturday morning. Even when I got married and left home I would get a text from you on your iPod everyday before school.
Here you are, you have reached yet another amazing milestone, your High school career is over and you’re starting a new chapter.
Now that you’re almost off to college it’s hard to imagine how much my life is going to change once again. I won’t have you here to keep me company during Ross’s trips. Or help entertain the kids. I have no clue who is going to drink all my pop and understand my references from “The Office”. And I just know my mustard is going to expire because you’re the only one who likes it.
I love you like a brother and a son. You have prepared me for motherhood in more ways than I can say. I can only hope that as I have learned lessons of motherhood from you, you have learned just as many life lessons from me.
There is no doubt in my mind that you will find your way in this world. You will be the man that God created you to be and you will follow his calling on your life. But now the journey gets a little harder. There will be obstacles, challenges, and storms. You get frustrated. Be tired. And some days I want to quit. But remember you are a strong man of God and he has called you to run this race.
Just as hard as the reality of life can be it will be just as amazing! I am excited for you to experience all the joys this life has to offer. And I’m even more excited for what you are going to bring to society.
So go do great. Be great. I’ll be here watching you, admiring you, loving you.
This song hits home right now!