I held you in my arms when you came into the world.
The first words I said to you were ” My Baby”.
I watched you, held your tiny arms and I wondered about the expectation on how you will be the SON and the weight you will carry on your shoulder as the protector and the defender of your own family someday.
As though I could see the future, what the future holds in for you.
I could only imagine how you would grow and become what you want to be or what society wants you to be.
I was excited but worried.
Then I said to myself,
I bless the day you were born.
I bless the name given to you.
As you grow in strength and wisdom
You will overcome the struggles of Mankind.
Be Gentle Like a duck who is Calm on the surface of the water but paddles through obstacles under the water.
Be the Rock in the River that is always Sturdy despite how rough it can be.
Be Responsible to yourself.
There will be mistakes made but please learn not to repeat.
Learn to Love and be Kind.
Violence is not the answer to everything.
Shape your mind so it will work for your own good and don’t be surprised for the good of the society because someday, you will be shaping others even if they are not your family.
Never forget that I love you.
Life is filled with hard times and good times. Learn about everything you can. Be the man I know you can be.
Until next time, Stay Calm.
You do not raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they will turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.