An Open Letter to My Son on His 18th Birthday!

by - 2/27/2021 12:00:00 AM



First I would like to start off by saying Happy 18th Birthday! I can’t believe two years have passed since I wrote an open letter to you for your 16th Birthday. Boy, a lot has changed since then. I remember going in for a routine check-up on 2/26/2003, and my doctor stated that she would see me next week. I remember waking up early in the morning of 2/27/2003, and I just couldn't go back to sleep. I thought my water broke and contacted the on-call, and she told me to head to the hospital. I was indeed in labor, and you came within a few short hours.

I remember when you broke your collarbone, do you remember how resilient you were and how determined you were to get back on the football field?

I remember how nervous you were to take your driving test. You took it in a completely different town that you weren’t too familiar with. You could have waited to take the test in our town, and you stepped out on faith the day of your 17th birthday, and passed!

I remember how you took care of me when I was seasick during our first cruise last year. I’m so thankful that you did not suffer from motion sickness, and were able to enjoy our trip. You made sure I was okay, and I’m super thankful for that.

Michael, I’m proud of you! I’m proud of the young man and adult in which you’re becoming.

As you transition into young adulthood...

I want to figure out what your “why” is in life. Though this may change throughout the years. Always know what inspires and motivates you in life. Always have a “why”, and use it as a daily reminder to keep pushing.

Michael, please remember, that life will be hard, and at times life will feel unfair. You may even think “why do others have it easier than me?”. Focus on you, focus on working harder. Focus on your WHY. Spoiler alert, there will always be a rainbow at the end of any storm you go through. Use those times as motivation, and add it to your testimony… Also, remember to always work really hard for whatever you want in life. You got this Michael!

Love Always,


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  1. Time flies, doesn't it? What a heartfelt letter. Happy birthday Michael!

  2. Happy birthday to him! Time sure does fly by quickly. What a wonderful idea to do a letter like this. I love it.

  3. Such a sweet letter to your son. My son is turning 18 soon too. Happy Birthday to him. -LYNNDEE

  4. Happy birthday to your son! Wish him all the best! And congratulations to you - you are an awesome mom!

  5. Such a sweet letter to your son! I hope he has a great 18th birthday.

  6. What a sweet letter. Happy birthday to your boy! 18 is a big one!

  7. What a great idea. Sounds like a great idea for our children!

  8. So sweet! Time flies by so fast, happy birthday to him!

  9. Happy Birthday to your handsome son! I remember the first time my kids passed their driving tests too. Those were big deal days. :)

  10. Mama Maggie's KitchenMarch 3, 2021 at 2:41 PM

    Happy birthday to your son! I hope he will have a wonderful day celebrating with family! This open letter made me teary.

  11. Happy birthday to your son. This is a very sweet open letter. I know right, time flies~

  12. What a sweet, beautiful letter to your son ���� Happy 18th birthday to him �� May he achieves every good thing he desires ❤️

    Everything Enchanting


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