The prompt for today’s writing is about my children. But… I don’t have any children quite yet. So in order to keep up with the theme of songs and music, I figure I would create a letter to my future child(ren).
A Letter to my Future Child(ren)
I am writing to you today before you are born to tell you about the dreams and aspirations I have for you. It is hard for me to write about you and what I wish for you and your life when I have yet to know you, your personality, your own dreams and goals, along with who you want to be. I’ll tell you a little about myself in my life right now and what I would like to tell you as my son/daughter.
I am 22, going on 23 years old and I am at a point in my life where I would like to get married and have babies. I am currently single, so neither of these things are going to happen anytime soon. And that’s okay. It is best that I am patient and wait to find the right husband and future father to my kids. I am currently a debt collector who lives with her parents after leaving a toxic relationship and was forced to move back in with my family. I also struggle with bipolar II disorder which has shaped me into the person that I am today. I have been adamant about taking my medication and using coping mechanisms in order to live a vibrant life.
Enough about me. I hope that you, my child, become a God fearing human being. You will go through many adversities and that’s okay. As long as you go through your adversities and are better for them and you are able to fight through the hardships and be resilient and relentless. No matter who you are, what you do, or who you want to be, I will ALWAYS be proud of you. I hope I am able to instill you with the knowledge, power, and capabilities to be your best self. Always remain true to who you are because one of the most important life lesson I can impart onto you in my short 22 years on this Earth is to be happy.
Your value and meaning in life is solely based on your happiness. Sure, you can go to college and get a degree and become the CEO of a major corporation, but it will mean absolutely nothing if you aren’t happy. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, how many social media followers that you have, or the amount of friends that are in your circle, it is about the content of your character along with the joy you feel and hold in your heart.
I don’t know what your father and I will be able to offer you as I’m not sure if we will be rich or poor, but one thing I can assure you is that there will be an infinite amount of love, care, and kindness in our home. Home will always be a safe place for you to be and invite your friends over to enjoy. Although I am a God fearing woman, I will not impose my personal beliefs onto you because you should have personal autonomy over yourself and over your beliefs.
Much love to you,