(a graduation letter to my son…) he won’t get to read this until the 20th, so shhhhh….
11 May 2012
I’m not sure that I know where to begin, but I will do my best. I know that right now everyone around you is reading a letter, and they are all reading practically the same words. They are ALL reading how their parents are proud of them. I am proud of you too, but I’m more than proud, and I don’t know that there is a word in the dictionary for “more than proud.”
I know sometimes you feel life may not be as easy for you as it appears to be for others. I know sometimes you get sad because it is more difficult for you to do some of the things others do with ease. I’m sure you realize this, but never forget: There are things about YOU that make some aspects in life easier for you than it is for others.
You have a brilliant mind. You have the ability to quickly process and understand so many things that few can even begin to grasp. You have a photographic memory. Not only do you easily recall the things that you SEE, but you easily recall most things that you HEAR too. I know that I am not the only one that admires your intelligence.
You see things in multi-dimensions.
You hypothosize and theorize.
You have a desire to learn and a passion to change the world with your knowledge.
You AMAZE me!
Not only do you amaze me with your brilliance, but you inspire me with your perseverance. So many people would have given up, Brendon. So many people would have turned to medication to ‘numb’ themselves. Not you! You fought. You overcame. You knew that you were smart enough to understand yourself so well that you could learn the best way to COPE and deal with the issues that life put before you.
You’ve learned your strengths and you’ve learned how to work with your “weaknesses.”
I want to be like you when I grow up!!
There will always be challenges to overcome in life. Take what you’ve learned from your experiences so far and apply it to every hurdle put before you.
Remember that there are people that are smarter than you. A sign of true intelligence is in recognizing the intelligence of others. LISTEN to what others have to say before you judge the words coming from their mouth.
Seek the Truth in ALL things!! (Always ask, “What is the Truth of this?”)
Follow your heart. I believe God speaks to us thru that ‘gut instinct.’ Listen to it.
Be kind. Be loving. Be compassionate towards others.
Open your heart and your mind, and you will see even more dimensions than you see now.
Be at peace with yourself and KNOW you are loved beyond measure.
I am “more than proud” to be your mom!