My letter to my son
By Lesley Osborne
My son and only child will be graduating this june and i won't be here to see him graduate so i wrote him this letter which he will read on the day he graduates. This was the hardest thing i ever had to do. I wish more than anything to see him walk across the stage and be handed his diploma but due to the circumstances we have been put in, I will be in Iowa preparing to drive a truck and will be unable to attend. My heart is aching to say the least. I have waited for this day for 18 years. Never dreamed i would have to miss it. As some of u know he has joined the marines and will be leaving in july for bootcamp. I will be home to see him ...view middle of the document...
I cried and my heart was broken. You were way more ready than I was.
I can’t believe that soon you will be walking across stage to be handed your diploma and I won’t be there to see it. You worked so hard to get it at this point. You never gave up and I never gave up on you. I knew you could and would do it. I am so very proud of you. You began this life as a beautiful baby boy and grew up to be a handsome, brave young man. This is your day to shine. I know you won’t be afraid or nervous, you’ve done your part and will soon be standing up for our country. You have always been strong and full of so much courage. I know you will make a great marine. No matter how far apart we are my heart and soul will always be with you. I can’t tell you enough how proud of you I am and how much I love you.
What an amazing journey it has been. It has been a privilege and honor to be your mother. To hear you say your first words, watch you take your first step, to watch you learn and grow. I will never forget it.
I know you will succeed in everything you do in this life, you deserve the best this world can give you and I know you will get it. Even though today is the day I have to let you go to start your own life, I will always be with you, there for you anytime and anywhere you may need me. You are my heart, my soul, my world. I love you very much and thank you for the best 18 years of my life.
I Love You,
P.S. I am giving you the title to “Susie”, the truck. She belongs to you now and I know you will take good care of her. You have earned it and deserve to have it.