I wanted to write a few notes for you. It's tough to do much these days because I am just tired all the time, but this is one thing that I would like to make sure to do before you will come into this world. Perhaps it's not truly meant for you, but really, it is for me...as it may serve as a reminder of how I would like to be for you.
I shall not wish for you happiness all throughout your life. Because after all these years, I am not so sure that it should be the most important goal in life... But I shall hope that you strive to find things that are personally meaningful to you, no matter what those things will be.
I shall not wish for you an easy and comfortable life. Because an easy and comfortable life brings you neither happiness nor meanings. But I shall hope that you will have enough courage and perseverance within you to do the things that are important to you, no matter how difficult they may seem.
I shall not be proud of you for who you are. Because who you are is a combination of genetic and socioeconomic lottery; not something you've worked for. I shall be proud of you when you will have worked hard in order to achieve something important to you. I shall be proud of you even if you couldn't achieve it, as long as you will have done your best.
But I shall promise to love you, no matter who you are...
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