Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Decade of Ellis

The Beginning

What a great ten years it has been. In the past few months, I look at you, and you are barely a kid anymore. I look forward to the ways our relationship will mature along with you. What will the next decade bring? 


Likely, in the next decade, someone else besides me will become your favorite person in the world. I hope so, because you have a big heart that needs to be stretched as far as it will grow. Even as the time is coming where you won't automatically grab my hand when we're walking together, I look forward to bringing you little by little into the grown-up world of feelings. I know I cannot spare you the heartache you will have as you learn to love, but I hope you will allow me to help you by sharing the things that I learned the hard way in my own heart's journey.


Perhaps, in the next ten years, you will start the video game company you want to, or at least build the skills you need to do that. I promise to continue to talk to you about the things that you want to do, and show you how to make a plan to get there. Dream big, kiddo, don't ever let anyone tell you what you can't do.


Before long, you will grow taller than me. I can see it already in your broad shoulders, that the day is coming that I will look up to you. I don't worry that you will be anything less than a gentle giant, because I remember the way you would reach over as a toddler and softly pat my hand. For you, I wish you confidence in your growing strength and the knowledge that you don't have to choose between the life of the mind and the life of the body.


In the next ten years, we will travel together and have many adventures. I look forward to discovering the world together through our journeys. I also look forward to exploring the inner world of ideas with you. I already love the way your mind works and there's so much I want to share with you of the ideas that have lit up my brain over the years. I love it best when you bring me new things that spark my imagination.


Whatever happens in the years to come, please know that I am grateful to have you in my life. Thanks for making me a mom ten years ago. It's one of the best things that ever happened to me.





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