To my oldest son,
I see you. I really see you. You are a deep thinker with a compassionate heart. You are a perfect old soul with wisdom beyond your years. When I speak to you I no longer see the child you were, but the man you will become. It frightens me a little, because soon you will make your own choices and I will have little say in them. So forgive me while I cling a little longer. Placate me when I need giant squeeze hugs and time spent together. I will always need your love and in turn will always give my love back unconditionally.