There’s a strange responsibility in raising a boy.
Mommas of little ladies, I know that you also have a huge responsibility and a huge task ahead and I know this because I have been that little lady and know what a handful I was!
But I’m talking about that careful, hard, wonderful, and terrifying process of turning a little boy into a man. Of giving that boy a solid name to last him through life and a solid foundation to make that life purposeful. I want him to grow up to be kind and fair and generous and loving, to be smart and thrifty and wise beyond his years.
I hope for him to be the kind of man that makes the world a better place, not just to make me proud, but to actually do the world good. To love fiercely and grow his own family. To be successful in work but to still come home to his momma at Christmas. I don’t know how I am going to accomplish all of this as I shape him and fight my own frustration, but these are the lessons I hope he learns as he grows:
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