My dear boy. 

Remember that the success of love is in the loving. It is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does NOT determine the value of what you have done. If you keep your heart soft, if you keep your heart close to God and if you remain humble your heart will be guarded, neither praise nor criticism will affect you in a unhealthy way. The fruit of faith is love, and the fruit of love is serving others, so spread love everywhere you go. 

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people maybe jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today maybe forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” -Mother Teresa.

Mon amour, you are my joy and my delight. I am forever grateful to God for having chosen me to be your mum. You introduced me to a love I never thought possible. Thank you for all that you are. For all that you bring to our family. Your life is priceless. You are our treasure. The way you love God at such a young age is so inspiring! I cherish the way you have already taught me so much by just being you. It's a privilege and an honour to witness your life as you are growing up into a wonderful young boy. I am celebrating you. 

This blog is dedicated to you. 

Je t'aime de tout mon coeur, pour toujours. 

Ta maman.