Even though my baby boy is still rolling around in my belly, I think about his future so much. I know he won’t be “mine” forever, and that is why I pray for you BOTH every night. You might not even be thought about yet. Or maybe you’re somewhere out there rolling around in your mama’s belly, too. I hope that one day, while you might not be biologically mine, you’ll feel as close to me as if you could be. I hope you’ll never strive for perfection around me, or our family. I know that no one is perfect, and you and your past won’t be either. But you will be perfect for my son, because God will have created you especially for him.
I hope that you’ll never believe that my son could ever “complete” you. I hope you’ll hold true to the fact that our Creator is the only one who ever could. I pray for your family often, that they are raising you up to know and love the Lord our God so fully, and to have your own personal relationship with Him.
I’ll be the first to admit, as a new mom, especially a new boy mom, I feel a little lost. I didn’t have brothers growing up, and most of my family is made up of girls. The thought of raising a boy is a little scary, but I promise to do my best to raise a man that you’ll be proud of. A man that will honor and respect women. A man that will learn how to run a household and how to take care of you. I know that one day, the time will come and I’ll have to loosen the grip and let him go. It’s a moment that, right now, seems so far away yet I know will be here before I know it. Soon, it will be you who is listening to his hopes, dreams, and fears. You will become the comforter and the nurturer. I pray that just as you respect him as the head of the household, that he will respect you of the woman of the house, and never break his vows to honor, protect, and comfort you in sickness and in health until death do you part.
There will be times that I am sure I will mess up as a mom and a mother-in-law. No one is perfect. However, it is my prayer that I’ll never make you feel anything but loved and welcome in my presence and in our home. My promise to you – is to always respect you, your home, and your boundaries. I promise to love and embrace you, just as I will love and embrace my son. You are the one he has chosen, and for that, my heart sings.
Marriage is a grand design by God. It is sacred, and has been made perfect in His image. That is why I will always love and respect the union of marriage, and understand that he won’t always be my “little boy” forever, but a strong, Godly man who will take care of you as you build a life together.
All my love forever,