I have written many letters to you, yet this one seems different, a bit more significant. I hope you will find the same meaning as I do now in the years to come. I want you to know you are the most important thing in my life and seeing you thrive each day makes me a proud mother.
You see not so long ago I was a teenage mom and I had no idea how any of this would turn out. For many years we struggled but, somehow we always managed to push forward. Despite any obstacle I faced you always offered this charismatic personality that kept us moving forward.
You light up a room when you enter it. Your positive energy fills the entire space and your smile is priceless. You are a brilliant young man and I am confident you will offer this world great things. Please don’t ever doubt yourself.
The future is yours. I have tried my best to provide you a solid foundation in which you can build upon. I will always be there for you and will drop everything on a moments notice if you need me. From the first moment I held you I felt a connection to you - a bond that could never be broken, pure love. It really does exist. I promise.
You have taught me so many things about myself not to mention life in general. I can’t thank you enough. I can honestly say you have made me a better woman.
As you go out into the world and find your way always remember I am right there alongside you. I love you more that anything. You are my son, my best friend.
Happy 18th Birthday.
Oh, And Sam! promise me you will never stop traveling. Embrace every moment life offers you. Make memories. Xo