Dear Future Children,
Right now I'm 24-years-old, in graduate school and not married yet, but when I think about you, I want you to know that I am so excited for God to bring you into my life! I really hope to be the kind of mom you deserve, the kind that teaches you reach your highest potential and how to go out into the world. Sometimes that means that I'll have to be strict and maybe make some decisions you don't like, but when push comes to shove and if things get hard for you, always remember that I am you greatest advocate.
Last night I spoke with someone who is dealing with some pretty tough issues and, among other things, one of the things he told me was that he was afraid to tell his mom about a failing grade. He said that no matter what he says, how hard he tries and even if half the world would vouch for him, she still will think he's lazy and his best efforts wouldn't be good enough.
That broke my heart a little. More than anything, though, it made my thoughts rush to you. I hope you know that I already love you more than you can ever imagine and no matter what, that love won't go away. My mother, your grandma, once told me that no matter what I did or how I messed up, I could always talk to her and she would never judge me, but only love me and help me. I hope you know the same goes for you. I want for you to do good things, love God and to excel in all you do during your time on this earth, but while I may have high expectations and hopes for you, I never want you to be afraid to tell me anything or feel that you can't for any reason whatsoever. You're going to make mistakes, you're going to stumble and fall in life. Trust me, I certainly have made my fair share of mistakes. But please know that no matter what you do, where you go, or who you are, I will love you for you and there will always be a place for you in my home and in my arms.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. ~Honoré de Balzac