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.