Wednesday, 27 October 2010

An A-Z of advice


My darling boy,

Here are a few words of Advice for you at age 10. Continue to Be yourself. I love that you have the Confidence to do that, and not to worry that sometimes you might be Different from other people. I really admire that in you. Remember that doing the right thing isn't always Easy, but it's important and it's always worth it. Don't Forget people's birthdays, especially mine! Make sure you enjoy a Giggle often, a sense of Humour can make all the difference. Never forget that I love you unconditionally. Be Just in your dealings with others. Justice matters. Keep that thirst for Knowledge, it will stand you in good stead. Never miss an opportunity to Learn something new. Be careful with Money, but not too careful. Try to have a bit of a Nest egg tucked away, but make sure you have some fun, too. Don't be afraid to Open yourself up to someone you trust, it isn't good to bottle everything up. Choose your life Partner carefully, with your head and your heart. Prioritise your Quiet times. Make sure God is always an integral part of your life. Never lose your love of Reading. It will give you so many hours of pleasure throughout your life. Look out for your Sister. She looks up to you - keep it that way. Travel as much as you can and take in all those new experiences, but remember where your home is. You are Unique and special, never forget that. Know the difference between what is Vital, what would be nice, and what really doesn't matter. Worship the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Enjoy your treats but in moderation, try to eat healthily - keep yourself out of size XXL, OK? You are so special, and so loved. Have Zero tolerance for anyone who tries to tell you otherwise.

Love from Mum xxxxxxxx




This is my post for the 27th day of Blogtoberfest - 27 days and still on track!

22 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Mel....what a wonderful 'letter' to your son....such great advice...and am amazed you've managed to include all the alphabet...and it still makes perfect sense [even the XXL!!!!].
Love the whole LO.

debs14 said...

I've been doing a similar thing for my alphabet one, but was struggling with the X ! I promise not to copy.
This is great advice, I hope he follows it!

JO SOWERBY said...

awww that's so lovely, hope u've written one for the girl as well, sure u have.
Jo xxxx

Jerrie said...

I LOVE this idea. Every year I write my boy a letter for Christmas - I think I'll use an ABC format this year (why didn't I think of it before? Thanks for the idea!)

Your letter is very sweet. Your boy will love it!

Sian said...

Brave. Good. Wise. I love it.

Kirsty.a said...

Excelent advice. If only there was a way to ensure he follows it, but with you for a mum, chances are good.

Gennifer said...

Most awesome layout ever. I'm totally scraplifting.

Mary B said...

Brilliant Mel absolutely brilliant and I love the way you have done it Love the XXL bit made me giggle wondered how you were going to do the last two letters.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Mel,
This is beyond awesome! Fantastic letter and the layout (with the overlays and the cropped pictures) is so wonderful! I am awe struck!
Rinda

Lesley said...

What a lovely layout Mel

Lesley xx

Miss Smith said...

Brilliant page - I love the vintagey look that the type gives it with the letters of the alphabet picked out.

Sarah C said...

Fantastic words of advice and fab photos. I struggled with Z when I did my A-Z last night, now I'm seeing some brilliant words for it! x

Giselle said...

I hope both you & your son look back on this LO for many years to come & know how true it was when written & how true it will be as he grows up :) Great idea for a LO & I especially like the overlays :)

Cheri said...

This is absolutely beautiful Mel! Great use of the prompt and wonderful advice you've given your son!

Amy said...

He is a lucky boy to have a Mum write him such a great, thoughtful and loving letter :-)

Ruth said...

Oh, Mel, this made me cry, but in a good way. It's so very perfect. How wonderful that The Boy has you as his mum. To love him, regardless. x

Karen said...

This is truly wonderful. I saw it on the boards at Shimelle's and loved it right away.

Linda said...

I love what you've done.

melissa said...

Oh Mel, what a fantastic letter. One of my all time favorites!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

That is wonderful! Love how the layout turned out!

Rachel B said...

This is fantastic Mel, what a sweet letter and a fab layout too :)

Deb said...

This is awesome, Mel. It's a priceless letter to your son, as well as a very fun layout. I love the photos you used and the way they are cropped and presented. Very well done, my friend! xo