My son has turned 18 last Thursday… and those 18 years have gone by in a flash! To look back on 18 beautiful years with my son and to give him some advice for his further life, I have found some quotes I want to share with you.
Dear Stef, my ‘little’ boy…
I don’t think you will read this post as you are so proud of the fact that you have never ever visited my blog (shame on you!)… But I will post this anyway and secretly I hope that (one day) you will read this.
Don’t be alarmed, I won’t say anything that might embarrass you. I only want to share some beautiful quotes with you. Quotes that immediately made me think of you and quotes to give you a bit of advice for the future… take it or leave it 🙂
I am proud of who you have become: a thoughtful young man, passionate about Harry Potter and footbal, calm… on the outside that is, helpful and caring albeit a bit stubborn once in a while…
This post is especially for you Stef. Happy 18th birthday.
“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.” – C. Joybell C (Believe in yourself Stef and you’re halfway there! I know what you’re capable of and I know it’s a whole lot more than what most people think. Surprise them and show them what you’re made off!)
‘They might not need me, but they might. I’ll let my head be just in sight, a smile as small as mine, might be precisely their necessity.’ – Emily Dickinson (I also wrote this quote in the post I made for your sister’s 21st birthday. This quote expresses my overall feelings about you, but also about your two sisters, no matter how old you all are. Please remember that I am always there for you… when you need me… and even more so for when you think you don’t…).
“Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” – Virginia Woolf (but you stand with both feet firmly on the ground my dear Stef, determined, undisturbed and down to earth as you are!)
“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” – Albert Einstein
“It’s in your head” – Dolores O’Riordan (the slogan of your favourite football team… yip… the one that’s in your head, but also in your heart!)
“I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.” Maya Angelou
“I love when I teach my son a good lesson. But I love it even more when he teaches me.” – Brad Meltzer (this is a fun one… you are often so serious when I’m goofing around… and then I ask myself ‘now who is the child?!’ 😀 )
And to end with these wonderful JK Rowling quotes…
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – JK Rowling
“It’s important to remember that we all have magic inside us.” JK Rowling
“It is our choices who show who we truly are, far more than our abilities.” JK Rowling
“The stories we love best, live in us forever” JK Rowling (We are part of eachothers stories Stef… so I guess we will always have a place in eachothers hearts!)
Stef, I want to wish you all the best for the future and know that I am always around the corner for