Even though we are excited to watch you continue on your road to becoming a man (especially when we see your enthusiasm at “getting bigger”), we can’t help but feel a little bit of sadness today as well.
For four years, we have been not only your parents but your best friends, your teachers, your role models, and your mentors. Today, however, all of that changes. You have gone off to school to make new best friends, to learn from new teachers, and to adopt new role models and mentors. Hopefully, our presence in your life over the past four years has prepared you for this new stage of life.
Although you don’t understand all of this now, one day in the future maybe you’ll look back at this letter and know that no matter what, your daddy and I will always be here for you – whether you need a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, a button to burst, or a knee to slap. We will always love you with every inch of our being. And we will constantly be praying for you – that you become the Godly man that God intends for you to be.
With all of our love,