My son, know I love you.
In the long time we've know one another,
Never have we walked enough together.
Never have we shared enough good times.
Never could I ever have my fill of you.
From the first moment we met,
Before you could know who I was.
I loved you, I cherished you
Your uniqueness, the special way
You made your mom and I feel.
As a little boy you had no match,
Everywhere we went you did too.
You were always so thrilled to go.
Pictures of you are everywhere
As sweet memories in my mind.
One favorite of mine will always be
Of you on a bolder at McKittrick Canyon.
My how you loved the place.
Such a Huck Finn look is captured there,
Your future contained within that smile.
As life changed so much around you,
And things weren't always easy,
Your loyalty and love was always true.
Maybe you didn't always feel it,
We knew we could always count on you.
Now you're grown, so much on your own,
That same spirit of adventure within you.
You can do anything you want to.
We know you make hard choices,
Each day, have confidence to find your way.
Just work hard, save what you can,
Take your time, find someone you trust.
Then you'll find the rest and be your best.
As you go through life's ups and downs,
You'll know the comfort I found, in your eyes.