“I promise you this, no matter who enters your life,
I will love you more than any of them.”
– Clarise Fuentes
For ten years boy, I have known you
and I would say I have loved you,
but I believe I loved you much longer than that.
Before you were even mine,
before you were
and tousled hair,
and scraped knees,
I loved you for the dreams I imagined you might be.
And now that I have you
and see you
and too many opinions,
and curious mind,
without a moment’s hesitation,
that I will love you longer than ten lifetimes,
because your spirit is of my spirit,
and the memories you give me outweigh even the most significant ones
I ever had before you.
There is power in that kind of love
There is power in knowing that regardless of any
or bad decision,
you can know with certainty that you are always wanted –
you are always enough,
because you are the very fiber of what family means to me.
There is nowhere you can go,
no height you can grow,
and no place in the world that will ever be far from me,
because you carry the best of my heart within each beat of yours.
And though I will mess up,
and make lots of mistakes,
and even make you a little bit crazy sometimes –
know that I’m trying my best,
and please be patient with me –
because there is no one who will ever fight for you,
be more proud of you,
or live more for you,
To my son … Mommy loves you.