An open letter to my “son”

Jim and I have two boys: Zack is 14 and Noah is 11. They are my biggest blessings, my beautiful things and greatest joys. I love having boys! Life is always an adventure around our house. With two sons comes many friends. Jim and I have somehow turned into the “adopted” parents for some. I love all these kids with my whole heart. So today is an open letter to my sons and the sons of my friends. 

Dear Son,

I know as you get older life in your head gets weirder, your perspective on things is getting skewed and it’s all confusing! I want you to know it’s okay. Even girls go through this stage, albeit a little differently, but the confusion is still there. There are some things I want you to know before you step over the threshold that you are so excited to skip across.

1.) Pray before, during and after you make significant decisions.

2.) Remember your actions have speakers attached and they say more than your mouth ever could.

3.) Your words reflect your true intentions so choose them wisely.

4.) I know you live in an extremely visual world, but that doesn’t mean you have to look at everything put in front of you, be intentional about where you eyes are.

5.) To be a man of integrity you must have friends that are men of integrity, choose your friends wisely.

6.) Never be afraid to ask the people around you to pray for you. It’s the most powerful gift anyone can ever give you.

7.) No matter what bad choice you make in your life you can be sure of two things: God still loves you and Jesus went to the Cross for you.

Remember you are loved and prayed for daily.

Grace and Peace,


One thought on “An open letter to my “son”

  1. Jim

    Forget men in training I am 33, still running the race and still need the list. I loved the letter and I know “Sons” everywhere will find great fruit from the words He spoke through you.


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