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Letter to My Son

At 9 monts… Belly Paint by: Alicia Cobb
Photos by: Shanna T. Melton

Dear Son,

I wanted you before you before you even formed in my womb. Imagine the excitement when I discovered in 9 months my dream would soon become a reality. I constantly found myself daydreaming about you and all the things you and I would do together. I smiled as I thought about the person you’d grow to be. Would you be an avid reader like mommy? Or would you be poetic and musically-inclined like daddy? Would you play football, basketball, baseball, or soccer? Would you be adventurous or would you be comedic? Although my mind was consumed w/all the wonderful things you’d do and the great person you’d become, the moment I heard your heartbeat I was jolted back into reality. Was it selfish of me to want you so bad that I would knowingly birth you into a cold, cruel, ending world? Aware of the fact that our Black men are being annihilated at alarming rates caused me to fear for your life before you even made your journey through the birth canal. I pondered the many ways I’d protect you from this world that was waiting to devour you. Could I cradle you in my arms and shield your innocent eyes from the ills of Amerika? Maybe I could just keep you sheltered at home causing you to be socially handicapped.

With all that has been going on recently in this city we call home, I wish I could securely place you back in my womb until all this blows over and all is well. If that were somehow possible, you may have never been born.

Now that you are here, I pray God’s covering over your precious life. I pray I make wise decisions in raising you. I pray as you grow you make even wiser decisions. I love you!!!

Love,
Mommy

30 replies on “Letter to My Son”

Good morning. A very touching letter to your son. As a parent a child who is black and a male. We all are very concern about our children. Praying, that this cold hard curel wold will not take them away. Djrelat7 sent me here.

Sheryl

I’m a little nervous about having kids and fearing for my child’s life doesn’t help any. I can only imagine what you moms think on a daily basis. Thanks for showing love Roxy 🙂

I’m a little nervous about having kids and fearing for my child’s life doesn’t help any. I can only imagine what you moms think on a daily basis. Thanks for showing love Roxy 🙂

Thank you all for taking time to read my letter. We live in a crazy world and I just wanted to express how I was feeling. My son is currently 8 1/2 months old and I will hold on to this until he is older so I can share this with him.

Thank you all for taking time to read my letter. We live in a crazy world and I just wanted to express how I was feeling. My son is currently 8 1/2 months old and I will hold on to this until he is older so I can share this with him.

Good morning. A very touching letter to your son. As a parent a child who is black and a male. We all are very concern about our children. Praying, that this cold hard curel wold will not take them away. Djrelat7 sent me here.

Sheryl

I loved reading this! My sons are now 22 and 24 and I wished the same things you did for them when they were born. I wanted to shield them from the bad things and protect them from hate. I did the best I could while letting them experience their own lives. With a mothers love they survived and are two of the finest young men I know!
Stopping by from Write on Edge!

I am happy that you enjoyed reading my letter. As a first time mommy, so many thoughts were running through my mind. I know for me I always want to make sure I am doing every thing right. Thanks for stopping by!

So is that your belly? So cool! I think you addressed all the hopes and fears that new mommies have with a baby in the womb. Isn’t it amazing how much you can love someone before you even meet them? Stopping by from Write on Edge!

So is that your belly? So cool! I think you addressed all the hopes and fears that new mommies have with a baby in the womb. Isn’t it amazing how much you can love someone before you even meet them? Stopping by from Write on Edge!

Yes that is a pic of my belly :-). It really is amazing how you can love someone so much before you’ve met them. Now that he’s here it’s like I fall in love with him more and more every day. Thanks for stopping by and reading my letter.

A wonderful, heartfelt letter to your unborn son. You’ve captured the fears of all mothers. While we are all excited to finally begin our families, we worry what the future holds for them. As a mother of a 33 year old, I can tell you that worries never cease. Once your child, always your child, regardless of age.

And if this is your belly, how very, very cool……

I’ve been told that no matter how old your child is, as a mother you will still worry. After my mother-in-love read my letter she told me that she still sometimes worries about my husband and says an extra prayer for him. And yes that is my belly :-). Thanks for stopping by!

A wonderful, heartfelt letter to your unborn son. You’ve captured the fears of all mothers. While we are all excited to finally begin our families, we worry what the future holds for them. As a mother of a 33 year old, I can tell you that worries never cease. Once your child, always your child, regardless of age.

And if this is your belly, how very, very cool……

I’ve been told that no matter how old your child is, as a mother you will still worry. After my mother-in-love read my letter she told me that she still sometimes worries about my husband and says an extra prayer for him. And yes that is my belly :-). Thanks for stopping by!

I am happy that you enjoyed reading my letter. As a first time mommy, so many thoughts were running through my mind. I know for me I always want to make sure I am doing every thing right. Thanks for stopping by!

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