Dear Teenaged Owlie,
It’s a mom’s job to remind her son about important stuff. Since you’re a teenager now, I thought you could use a refresher on a couple of things.
This is Lucy. She is your best friend. One day when you were two and a half, you were really mean to Lucy and made her cry. Do me a favor, teenaged Owlie: Don’t do things that make girls cry. Be a gentleman and think about the feelings of others. One day you’re going to marry Lucy and you won’t want to see her cry.
This is you working hard with your Dad. When you were two and a half, you begged to go outside in the yard and work side by side with him. Do me a favor, teenaged Owlie: Always be willing to work hard by your Dad’s side. He has so much to teach you.
This is you outside enjoying freedom and using your imagination. You are at your absolute happiest when you are doing this. Do me a favor, teenaged Owlie: Don’t ever fill your body with substances that will take away your freedom and inhibit your God given ability to use your creativity and imagination.
This is you in the tubby, all fresh and new and sparkly clean. Do me a favor teenaged Owlie: Do your best to stay clean. Keep your mind clean. Keep your language clean. Keep your conscience clean. And know that through Jesus Christ, you can always be made clean again.
This is you and me eating lunch together and laughing because grapes make a cruchy noise and I finished my grilled cheese before you. Do me a favor Owlie: Spend time with me. Always know how much your momma loves you. Know that you can always come to me for anything you need and I will be here for you.
I sure love you
cute little boy handsome young man.
PS. Could you just stop growing now?