Dear Son – Chapter 13

I make no apologies but this week has been an emotional rollercoaster. 😊😫😢

I’ve been going through my album and wondering where the heck did time go?!

I literally feel like I just gave birth to you yesterday.

You’re excited because you are officially a teenager.

For you, you translate that to more freedom and having such a badge of honor to have the word “teen” at the end of you age.

I’m happy, sad and scared because I feel like I can’t protect you in the same manner that I once have.

You desire more time with your friends, you’re on your phone more and girls 😩🤦🏾‍♀️ …. I’ll leave that subject alone (for now).

There’s such a fear in raising a young, black son. (We’ll talk about that more in detail) but I’m truly relying on my prayers to keep you.

I’m very proud of the man that you are becoming.

You are such an intelligent, compassionate and well mannered young man.

STAY THAT WAY! ☝🏾

Don’t allow bad influences to change the core of who you are.

The next few years will be filled with many lessons.

You will learn about decisions and how much of an impact that have on your life.

Rely on that inner voice to keep you.

I’m so proud of the YOUNG man you are developing in to.

Happy Birthday Young Prince!

Today I celebrate your very existence.

With deep Love,

Mommy 💛🌻

A Letter to My Son ❤

Dear J.C.,
I am flawed in many ways baby. I am imperfect, made a whole lot of mistakes in life, still learning and growing to be a better person all while being your mother. 

You see, once the clock (⏰) of motherhood started ticking on December 1st, 2006, it will continue to tick, until the end of time. So you have this woman who is still on a journey of learning as Mommy for life.

While pregnant at the young age of 21, I thought about what kind of mother I would be to you. I had some training of caring for a baby when my mother gave birth to your Uncle when I was 16 but that wasn’t motherhood. 
I have my Mom and Grandma to glean on, I have books I could read, I have my Auntie Dianne & your Auntie Chrissy, Auntie Lauren or Auntie Tiara who are phenomenal mothers but sometimes I still feel lost.

Sometimes I have my “Christina, what the heck are you doing?” moments. 🙇🙅

Yes J.C., sometimes Mommy is just lost on this adventure of Motherhood.😣

There is no real handbook for raising you kiddo; at least I thought there wasn’t.  

You see that book that you are holding in the picture above; that Good Book which many call the Bible is my go to for life’s answers including motherhood. 

When I am lost, confused, need answers about anything ….including motherhood, I search it for answers. 

My desire is for you to do the same. Yes, you will have friends and family members to guide you along the way, but you will get to a point where you need more than advice…. you need wisdom, and my dear son, The Bible has all the wisdom, knowledge and answers you need.

I may fail you baby. Mommy doesn’t have all the answers. I’m still learning along the way, but I promise to do my very best with you. 

You will excel in all things because you have a praying Mother. 

You will escape some of life’s pitfalls because you have a praying Mother.

You will get through some very difficult moments in your life, because Mommy knows how to apply the word of God to your life …. teaching you to do the same.

I love you with all of my being Jonathan Christian. You my Love, give me so much Joy. 

I enjoy our talks. I enjoy our silly moments of dancing around the house. I enjoy your many questions about whatever pops up in your head. You have made life so enjoyable and I thank God for you. 

I want you to pursue your hearts desires. Nothing is too big for you to achieve. I will push you to do your very best and probably annoy you along the way 

But

Everything I do, will be because I love you and want the very best for you. 

Signed with Joy & Love,

Mommy ❤

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