To My Son


1. When you were a toddler you made me smile.
When you were a teenage you made me worry.
But now you are a man and my son, I am so proud of you and all your accomplishments! Catherine Pulsifer

2. Until you have a son of your own, you will never know what that means. You will never know the joy beyond joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. Kent Nerburn, Letters to My Son

3. You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes. Wally Schirra

4. Father and son relationships can be complicated – mine certainly is. Love. Hate. Respect. Fear. Worship. Disdain. Pride. Disappointment. Happiness. Anger. Joy. Sadness. The list goes on. John H. Clark III, Dying: A Father and Son Talk about Life, Regrets and Making up Lost Time

5. “Of course, my son has been the center of my life and will always be the center of my love. When he was young, I was the rock in his life. Now that I am old, he is the rock in my life.” Hyacinth Mottley, Words of Wisdom – Words of Faith

6. But now, being a parent, I go home and see my son and I forget about any mistake I ever made or the reason I’m upset. I get home and my son is smiling or he comes running to me. LeBron James

7. Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift. Lionel Messi

8. You are my Son shine. Author Unknown

9. The moment that little bundle of pink, squirming flesh slips into our arms, love touches us. We feel it, not just in our hearts, but also on our skin. He is there. Our son. Meg Meeker Md, Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

10. To wake up to the sound of my son saying ‘Mama, mama!’ It’s the best sound ever. Miranda Kerr

11. My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed. Proverbs 23:15 (NIV)

12. It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. Johann Schiller

13. When your son grows up, become his brother. Arabic Proverb

14. Regardless of the situation you and your son find yourselves in, you, the parent, can always change how you respond to your teen. Kevin Fall, How to Get Your Son Back

15. When our culture can’t even agree on what it is to be a man, we will need a great deal of courage to stand on the divinely delivered definitions found in God’s Word. Michael Fabarez, Raising Men, Not Boys

16. At some point, Covey decided that his relationship with his son was more important to him than his son’s success. He knew that the key to having a better relationship was to accept him as he was, rather than wishing him to be someone else. Adam Price, He’s Not Lazy

17. But boys are different from girls and not just physically. Acknowledging, appreciating, and understanding that boys are boys is essential in raising a son. Catherine Musco Garcia-Prats, Good Sons Don’t Just Happen

18. Behold, sons are a gift from the Lord. Happy the man whose quiver is filled with them. Psalm 127: 3,5

19. Be strong out there, my son. Look for the love and kindness in others. Forgive yourself when you make mistakes, and enjoy the journey. Kirsten Wreggitt, Before I Let You Go

20. Boys are fun. They make you laugh. They are full of life and can share that energy with you. They also touch your heart; they are deeply feeling. Steve Biddulph, Raising Boys, Third Edition

21. … the years will rush by, and one day you will be watching your son as a man, and feeling incredibly proud that he is caring, safe, making a contribution, and hopefully going far beyond you in the scope of his life. Steve Biddulph, Raising Boys

22. How can we expect our boys to become powerful, successful, and complete men if we ourselves don’t possess or act on the tools and the know-how to take them there? Eric Davis, Raising Men

23. At first blush, everyone thinks the most important relationships in the family are the father-son and mother-daughter relationships. But they’re wrong. Cross-gender relationships are the most critical. Dr Kevin Leman, Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

24. Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did. Martin Andersen-Nexo

25. ‘No amount of money can be paid for the relationship between a father and his sons and a father and his daughters. Willie Williams, 7 Steps to Parenting Power

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