Letter to My Sons

by Migdalia Rivera

I love you.
This is not the quick I love you said at the end of a phone call or shouted as you run off to school. These three words are the ones that stay in your heart forever, long after I am gone. Not because of anything you’ve done or do, although we both know you do a lot, but because of who you are. I need to emphasize that so that you can understand.

You are amazing young men, determined, with giving hearts, full of laughter and life. You’ve grown so much from the young boys you were, sometimes too fast and I apologize for that. I know my being a single Mom has placed a burden on you both.

For that reason, I say stay young, as long as you can, not so much in age but in your heart. Never lose the qualities that allow you to enjoy life, have fun with family and friends and most importantly love God. He is our center, our compass so to speak. As long as He’s guiding you, you will succeed.

Value what’s important, family and friends. Wealth comes and goes but real friends stand the test of time.  Treat everyone with respect, even if they don’t deserve it. Be honest, to yourself and others. Love with abandon, its the only way to love. Forgive the ones who’ve caused you pain, including yourself, and remember we all fail at one time or another. Don’t hold onto petty annoyances, anger or bitterness. Letting go will release you and open doors for bigger and greater things.

Never forget my Loves that you were wonderfully made in the image of Our Father. Should you slip, don’t despair, He holds your right hand.

I am blessed to be called Mom because of you!


About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Carolyn G May 9, 2010 at 1:23 pm

That is so beautiful! Happy mothers day!

2 K May 9, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Wow that was a beautiful letter, one that will be much appreciated as your young men get older and have their own families.

Your letter was a great inspiration and a tear-jerker!

3 Lisa May 9, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Wow!! This letter was definitely a tear jerker but beautiful too. You are a great mom so I’m sure your boys will love and appreciate you now and when they are older.

4 Jaime May 9, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Beautiful, sweet and well said.

Happy Mother’s Day to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know you’ve been an incredible Mom and remain an incredible one.

In Christ, Jaime

5 Sabrina May 10, 2010 at 10:35 am

How touching! You are an amazing mom!

Boys – you are so fortunate to have a mom like yours. Treasure your time together!

6 Divina May 10, 2010 at 8:40 pm

You are such a great mama! Lucky boys! Happy Belated Mothers Day!

7 Nikki @ Mommy Factor May 12, 2010 at 10:14 am

Love this :)

8 Ms. Latina May 18, 2010 at 3:35 pm

@ Carolyn G, @ K, @ Nikki @ Mommy Factor, @ Sabrina, @ Divina, @ Lisa: Thank you ladies. I have to admit its not cause of me that they are such great boys! I am truly blessed to have them!

@ Jaime: Thank you so much! I know Christ has alot to do with why they are such wonderful young men. He has made my life easier. God bless you my Sister!

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