I trust to you my child.
You are the seed of humankind,
the hope, the future of the world."
Tran Duc Uyen, from "A Letter to My Future Child"
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Recently, my wife and I downsized to another home. It's amazing how much you collect over twenty-seven years! We found things we had forgotten or didn't know we ever had. A purge was necessary and we did get rid of a boatload, but we needed a bigger boat.
One thing I found while packing was a letter I had written to my yet unborn grandson in 2012. He would be my second grandchild and first grandson and I felt compelled to write something with thoughts of giving it to him in the future. I don't think I shared this letter with anyone, but I decided to share it here because of the message in the last paragraph. It's a message all parents and grandparents should pass on to their children because all kids need encouragement. They need cheerleaders, mentors, and the knowledge that someone cares for them and their success. It does make a difference!
Ryan was born on
New Year's Day, 2013
Ryan and me today!