A Letter to My Son

Author: Karen Copeland

at the water

To my son, standing at the waters edge:

I remember the day this photo was taken. We were at Emerald Lake. You went down to the dock and stood at the edge. I was glad I had my camera with me to capture this moment. You stood there quietly, fascinated by the beautiful color of the water.

I wish I could have told you then that no matter what comes our way, I will fight for you. I wish I could have told you that while others won’t understand, I will. I wish I could have told you that even though things would be incredibly hard, I would be standing beside you, ready to support you, to always love you.

You might have turned to me then, with a smile on your face and said “I love you mama”.

I didn’t say any of those things to you that day ~ because how would you have ever been able to understand what I meant? You were only 5 after all!

I look back on all our years together, and yes, we have had some very difficult moments. Heart-wrenching moments.

I tell you now, I will fight for you. When others choose not to understand, I WILL. I stand beside you and support you and love you. And even in your moments of frustration or sadness, after you have calmed, you still turn to me with a smile and you wrap me in a beautiful hug.

“I love you mama”.

And all feels right with the world.

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  1. Awwwww Karen what a beautiful story. You can tell there is so much love in your heart ❤️ Very lucky to have you in our lives. 😍


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