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What I’ll Tell Sweet E: You Determine Your Way

Dear Sweet E, I’ve left you with so much advice in this last year.  So many words about the things I know to be true.

Maybe some of my wisdom won’t be what you need or remotely apply to the where you’re headed.  Maybe you’ll humor your granny and tell me that it was a nice thought, but instead of this, you’ll do that.

Sweet little man, that’s exactly what you’re supposed to do: Go the way of your heart; you determine your way.

Never let anyone tell you different.

What I'll Tell Sweet E

I chose a way my mother, to this very day, can’t understand.  G-Daddy flummoxed your great-grandparents daily.  Your daddy chose his own way many times against our advice.  Your momma?  She did the same.  Matter of fact, you come from a long line of very determined, go-your-own-way, strong-minded souls.  It’s only right you do the same.

Don’t worry.  When the time comes that you’re off to determine your road, I’ll be there for your parents, assuring them that they raised you right and that you’re smart and capable and they should embrace the moments when you make them nervous.  I’ll do that because I know you come from sturdy mindful stock; you come from all of us.  You’re gonna be fine.

This may be the shortest What I’ll Tell you, but it’s as full of love as each of the ones that preceded.

I can’t wait to see each step you’ll take, each barrier you’ll overcome, each way you’ll determine to go.

We’ll all be here, right behind you, marveling that even if we aren’t physically with you, you take a piece of each of us with you.

You determine your way, my sweetest E.  You alone decide the places you’ll go (Oh, Dr. Seuss!).

As for G-Daddy and me, we determined long ago to love you as you go, no matter where you go.

Go get ’em, baby.





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This is so sweet! I love it!

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 1st of July 2014

Thanks, Heather.


Tuesday 24th of June 2014

What a sweet way to record your thoughts and keep a record. I have so many things I want my sweet little ones to know. I better start writing them down.

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 24th of June 2014

Get to it, momma!

alvina castro

Monday 23rd of June 2014

this is just the sweetest message! How sweet for little E

Patti Tucker

Monday 23rd of June 2014

Thank you!


Sunday 22nd of June 2014

Oh, it is so hard to let go. Our daughter is still a teenager and with a boy we deeply disapprove of. Yet she feels that it will be ok and this is what she wants. It hurts to just let them go and find their way. I hope she comes around and makes better choices.

Patti Tucker

Sunday 22nd of June 2014

The choices our children make that we disapprove of are the toughest, aren't they? Yet, sometimes, those very choices shape the best of who they will become. I pray you peace and your daughter protection, momma.