Once again I’m participating in a blog circle hosted by LaShawn over at Everyday Eyecandy where participants each write a letter to our children and post it on our blogs, linking them to the next person in the circle. At the end of the post, please feel free to click the link and visit the next person in the circle.
Share the love and enjoy the peek into our relationships with our children.
You are 6 years old and such a curious boy. Not too long ago we were standing in an elevator and in your own unique way you asked me about evolution, how humans came to be on Earth. I was blown away, struck silent (which is a feat as your father can attest) by your inquisitiveness, thoughtfulness, and true curiosity about the world around you.
I’m thankful that you often come to me with questions such as this to broaden your knowledge about the world around you. Never stop.
As your mother, I promise to always give you the true and honest answer for any question you might ask. I believe my job as your mother is to help you understand how the world works, and how to navigate it with grace, honesty, compassion and kindness.
These are crazy times we live in, and thankfully you are still to young to notice many of the insane things that happen around the world every day. I know one day soon you will start to ask me about them, and I promise that I will do my best to teach you about the world, other people and cultures, and why they do the things they do. I foresee a lot of googling and YouTube in our future.
I’m looking forward to meeting the man you will become one day. I hope that all the things I plan to teach you will help you make your way through this world, and make you want to make the world you live in a better place.
I know I won’t be able to shelter you from the craziness of everything out there for much longer, but I promise that I will do my best to help you understand that the world doesn’t have to be that way if you don’t want it to. You, my son, will be free to grow up and make your own decisions about how you want to live your life, and, if I do my job well enough, make you want to make this world a better place than it was when you got here.
We all started life in the oceans, I hope yours takes you to the stars and beyond. I’m honoured to be your mother, and I’m honoured to help you get there.