Open Letter To My Son on His 19th Birthday!

by - 2/27/2022 12:00:00 AM


First I would like to start off by saying Happy 19th Birthday! I can’t believe it's been a year since I wrote an open letter to you for your 18th Birthday, and three years since 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 doctor, 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 I took you to your job interview, and how excited you were about getting a job.
I remember taking you to purchase your first car. You were super excited to be able to drive to school.
I remember coming home the day of your graduation, driving in separate cars, and watching you run across the field to get into line with your cap and gown.
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. I can really feel the love in this post. As a mom, it gives me all the feels.

  2. This is the sweetest letter! My son turns 20 tomorrow so I understand all the emotions!

  3. Nineteen is a huge step to adulthood. It is a time that kids learn to be independant.

  4. Such a wonderful letter to your son Michael. After raising 10 kids (both boys and girls), there is just something about them going out into the world. I am sure Michael appreciates having a Mom like you. Your love and care for him comes right out in your letter. Happy belated birthday to him!

  5. This is so sweet. 19 is a huge step to independence. I hope him happiness and success ahead!

  6. What a wonderful day to celebrate. I enjoyed reading your letter to him.

  7. I really love this. What a wonderful idea this is too. I love reading letters written to kids from the parents.

  8. Such a sweet letter. I hope he had a great birthday!

  9. Growing up so fast! Wonderful thoughts from you to your son. I hope his birthday was wonderful!

  10. This is a sweet letter. My son is turning 19 soon, too. Oh how time flies! -LYNNDEE

  11. I think we all have that question about our kids "Where did the time go?" You wake up and there they are, 19 already...sweet letter!

  12. Ohhh, I can't believe you already have a nineteen year old! Such a sweet message to your son. Send my greetings to him too!


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