Reflecting on 33 years and a letter to my Someday child.

A letter to my Someday child and reflections of 33 years.

   My birthday is on Saturday, and I have been alive for 33 years. As I am reflecting on 33 years, I decided that I want to write a letter to the children I will have someday. No, I can hear the hope in your thoughts that we might be expecting, but we are not. However, that does not mean I can’t dream.

   Dear Someday Child.

   First, let me say that I pray for you. My arms ache to hold you, and my heart aches to love on you.  I have never missed someone who I never met like I missed you. It’s incredible how the moments flash in, we could be at the grocery store, and a child is asking an innocent question and your father, and I laugh, then we share a glance and smiles turn to frowns. We miss you even though we have never met you yet. Christmas morning would be filled with laughter and love and wonder if we had you to share it with us. I can’t wait to see the world through your eyes, and I can’t wait to hug you. I can’t wait to see you run up to me after being apart and swoop you into my arms, showering you with kisses.

   Someday child, here are some things I’ve learned.

The world is wide, don’t stop exploring. Don’t be afraid to move. I have moved many times and each time brought growth and confidence I didn’t know I possed.

A relationship with Jesus Christ is not treating God as a Genie. There will be no’s, and God’s plan is best. I know it will be frustrating but keep trusting God.

Life is sometimes one rain cloud after another. But the sun will come back.

Christmas is about Jesus. Family. Then gifts.

Vacation is important. It those moments to breathe, reflect and just be. It’s a time to observe God’s beautiful world.

Embrace who you are. It’s important to love who you are. God Made you wonderfully and beautifully made.

Growth happens in the hardest times.

Saving money is important.

Kindness and love are easy. Holding a grudge takes work.

People with disabilities are unique but also wise. Take time to listen and observe how they view the world.

Disney is magical and helps keep you young.

Forgiveness is as easy as saying I’m sorry and I accept your apology.

Own your mistakes. Learn from your mistakes.

Stop and listen to the rain. You don’t have to like it. But stop and listen to it.

Read. It’s important to learn through others who took the time to write down their thoughts.

Some people will not like you, and that is okay. There will be many who love you.

A loss is a part of life. It doesn’t make it easier, especially when it is a loved one. But it is always part of God’s plan.

Relationships take work. It’s exhausting sometimes, but they are worth it.

Think before responding to angry emails. It’s better to know what you are going to say rather than reacting.

Life sometimes tears, but it’s okay to cry.

Take time to watch movies.

Find a spot that helps you shut off your brain and go there often.

Go to the beach.

Trust your gut.

Also, seek guidance from others who are both the same age as you but also who are older.

Eat chocolate every day.

Forgive your daddy, he has many scars that sometimes flare up, and it makes him grouchy.

Love your grandparents and be blessed by their life experience. God gave them to you.

Superheroes are human don’t put them on a pedestal.

Play your music, and sing out loud.

Learn how to cook, and you will never go hungry.

Don’t let others tell you how to think.

Pray everyday!

Someday Child, remember to breathe, laugh often, pray continually, smile, be grateful, read your Bible and love with your heart, soul, strength, and mind.

                           Love your Someday, Mama.

We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.

Hebrews 12:2 NLT


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