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To the Boy I Love: A Letter to My First Born


Perhaps you may not yet understand everything I have to say but when the time comes, I want you to know how happy I am seeing you grow to be the kind of person you are now. letter to my first born, letter to my first born son,  letter to my son, letter to my first love, nostalgic letter via https://thecheerfulspirit.blogspot.com


To the Boy I Love,

Hi son! 

Perhaps you may not yet understand everything I have to say but when the time comes, I want you to know how happy I am seeing you grow to be the kind of person you are now. 

You’re becoming to be a young man so full of discoveries and enthusiasm with what's around you. I hope you won’t lose that curious mind as you grow older.

I admire you, son. I know you know what you want. You have your own principles at such a young age.

Oftentimes, you amaze me. How can you be so firm with your beliefs that no one (not even I) can bend them for you? “Where did you get that character?” I wonder. 

When I was young, I was just like any other kid who would follow the norm. I was conventional, afraid to be different. But you...you are different from me...in a good way of course! Coz you show toughness and versatility at the same time.

My child, please know that as much as I want to be perfect, I could only do so much. 

You see, the moment that you were born, a part of me was also born - that's being a first time Mom where everything else was absolutely new! 




Because of that, I've gotten myself countless mistakes and shortcomings. You were at the receiving end of my so-called immaturity and lack of expertise. 

I apologize for those, son.


If only I could rewind the past and make it perfect for you, I would. But it can never be undone. All that I gained were valuable lessons. 


You must be tired from my endless “reminders” and I may seem “angry-all-the-time” from your point of view. 

Please know that I am NOT angry when my pitch goes high, not EVER! I just want to call your attention when I feel you don't listen. 

Let me make it clear that "I.will.never.ever" get tired of reminding you if it’s for your own good, okay? 

Lately,  I notice you're getting conscious with your looks and weight. And mama knows exactly the reason behind this. My baby-no-more is already crushing on someone! And I’m glad you finally admit it haha.

I appreciate your effort to look after yourself, taking care of your body and personal hygiene. That’s a great start to a healthy you, my dear! 

But while you may be busy on the physical looks, please keep in mind that your personality, values, and manners are more important. Trust me! (that's a lot of "pogi" points, Anak!)

I miss you son. 


Perhaps you may not yet understand everything I have to say but when the time comes, I want you to know how happy I am seeing you grow to be the kind of person you are now. letter to my first born, letter to my first born son,  letter to my son, letter to my first love, nostalgic letter via https://thecheerfulspirit.blogspot.com


I miss the days when I could still carry you in my arms.

I miss the days when I was your only world...oh how I sound so selfish.

I miss those times when you wouldn’t let me go...


when you’d always hold my hands as we walked to the park, how your eyes lit up at the sight of me


and how you’d say "Mama" as it was the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard!

Now, you’re getting independent in so many ways and even embarrassed to be seen holding my hands in public.



Then suddenly, there's a feeling of nostalgia starting to spark from within.












Where has the time gone?  Did I just blink my eyes yesterday? 

As you turn 12,  please know that you’ll always be special - you're my first born! I just want you to enjoy your youth, stay humble and be happy. 

Dream big and aim high, Anak! 

Always remember that for me you are the best son in the whole world! I love both your prettiness and imperfections.


I love you with all my heart and soul...no more tears, okay? 


Hugs and kisses ❤❤❤
Mama

Perhaps you may not yet understand everything I have to say but when the time comes, I want you to know how happy I am seeing you grow to be the kind of person you are now. letter to my first born, letter to my first born son,  letter to my son, letter to my first love, nostalgic letter via https://thecheerfulspirit.blogspot.com


photo credit to pixabay.com, Joan's photos

 



UPDATES AS OF MARCH 15, 2019


Ohhh my, this post was published more than a year ago but still gives me the same feeling whenever I read it.

I'm also surprised why this is a big hit from all my other posts. It's been my constant traffic generator just so you know.

Maybe because of the title? Or maybe I fully optimized my keywords? I'm not really sure. LOL.

But I guess, we, Moms, can all relate when it comes to stories about our children, right? There's always this soft spot in our hearts when we talk about them. So maybe that's the reason why I got your curiosity hehe. 

Alright, friends, I just have to upload this video (with my son's permission of course) because I'm sooo happy with the way he's learning to play guitar. I just need to document this, okay? Thank you once again for reading!




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2 comments:

  1. Hi Joan! Thanks for sharing this sweet piece of yours. I can really feel you...you're right, we, Moms can all relate when it comes to our first born's stories! Keep on writing and keep on inspiring your readers :)

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    1. Hello The Sharp Aspirant, thank you for your thoughtful comment. It made me smile today =)

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