Lisa Deluse said…
After reading the poem, one can conclude that life’s journey will not always be an easy one. Events will happen,some of them will make you happy and some will not. That’s life. You will be called upon to make different choices every day. It may be something small; like what to wear, or something big; like standing up for what you believe in. We could tell you that good choices can make life easier in the long run, but let’s face it, we are all human, and some choices we make may not be the right ones. What is important is that we learn from our choices. Learn what works for us as individuals. As parents, we would love to shield you from any future “hurts”, but we can’t! These things help mold you as a person and hopefully will make you stronger. The thing to remember is you will experience a lot of different types of things and emotions over these next years. Please don’t sweat the small stuff. Maybe you won’t make a team that you try out for, a girlfriend breaks up with you, a friend disappoints you, or a class is too difficult — this is not the end of the world; just a small fraction of your life. You will get past them. Eric, you are a great kid with a wonderful heart. We see your compassion for others as one of your greatest assets. Follow your instincts. We see your life as half full right now because you have accomplished so much in your young life and have so much more to do and offer. We love the way you go into a situation with a positive and usually joyful attitude. Realize that things happen for a reason and move on. We hope you work hard and continue to strive for a work ethic you can be proud of. Right now your job is to do well in school, next will be college. Education and faith are your stepping stones to a happy and successful future. We wish for you a career that brings you personal and financial fulfillment. Nobody has said that life would be easy and sacrifices will have to be made. Just keep in mind that you need to stay focused. We want you to be able to look back and be proud of the choices you have made. You know, we have all looked forward to our teen years and to having a good time. That is all well and good, you deserve to have a good time. Just make sure that what you choose to do reflects back to you in a good way. A good reputation is something that you earn and that people remember.
We would love to see Eric do some traveling before settling down and starting a family. It would be great for you to see more of the world and the people in it. Above all, we wish for you to have a happy and healthy life. We hope that our strong family ties help give you the confidence to be true to yourself and to grow into a strong and caring man.
January 27, 2010 12:42 PM
This what I want to achieve in life.
I believe that I will accomplish what I’m working for and get a good education and a good job.
I would like to continue my journey in football and wrestling. I would most likely want to be a world Olympic wrestler.
What my Mom wrote was what she would like to see me do good things and it felt heart warming and I thought that she spoke from the heart and it touched mine.