A love letter to you…

My dearest children,

I love you & adore you. I treasure your wisdom & marvel over your internal beauty. I am captivated by your spirit, motivated by your strength. You are everything I ever wanted, hoped for.

I pray you will know this. I pray this will be your internal voice when the world creeps in with all its darkness & fear.

The reality is that this world can be hard. Struggles, hardships & suffering will sprout branches on your tree but none of these will take root. These branches will one day provide shelter. Comfort. Healing. These struggles will grow you, strengthen you and teach you.

I will light the candle of hope when the road feels dark. I will sit in your ash heap if all feels lost. I will nurture your broken heart & wipe away your every tear. I will love you through the bad choices & praise you through the good. I will be your parent, your teacher, your biggest fan.

There is nothing you could ever do to break my love for you. I am forever yours.

My greatest wish is for you to know your creator, God. To know His son, Jesus & all He did to love us, teach us & save us. For you to turn to Him in joy & sadness. To know that He will never abandon you, nor forsake you . To know that you were created in His glory, for His glory, flaws & all. To know that my love, while not perfect, is mirrored in His image. No judgement. No condemnation. Simple, pure, forgiving love.

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed” Deuteronomy 31:8

My deepest desire is for you to be loving and kind, gentle in spirit & joyful in soul. I want you to love big when it’s hard. I want you to know peace in the chaos. I want you to model self control in the presence of anger.

My hope is that you will live with passion, grace & mercy. You will follow your dreams and not let the words of fear stop them. You will trust in His plan, His timing, even when it’s not your own.

You see my beautiful children, this world is full of hope, humanity & hatred. You be the hope. You be the humanity. You stand up to the hatred. You represent the unloved, the poor, the abandoned, the forgotten. You leave the 99 to comfort the 1, who is lost, struggling, hurt.

You, my children, are my greatest gift. You are my hope. You are my proudest moment.

I love you,

Mom

I dedicate this to Vincent, Elli Rose & Frankie June. My heart, my soul, my purpose. ❤️

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