I want for you to be happy. Not just the lack of being sad thing that is often mistaken for being happy. What I want for you is that deep, delirious, infectious, bubbly happiness that overflows and spills out into the lives of those around you.
I want for you to be healthy. Not just “not sick,” but glowing and vibrant with health, healthy physically, mentally and emotionally. I want you ready to seize the day, strong and vibrant, and to know that whatever comes your way you are ready.
I want for you to be fulfilled. To dream big and dream often, and then go out and live those dreams, and to live every day to the fullest.
I want you to know love. The trusting love of a child for their parent, and the deep, abiding love of a parent for a child. The boisterous love of friendship, the intoxication of romantic love, the deep bonds of fraternal love. Above all, I want you to know that I love you, and that I will do my best to be here for you now and forever.
I want you to be safe, but not at the cost of being happy, healthy, and fulfilled. All of life is full of risks, I want you to learn how to judge them, to see when the prize is worth the possibility of losing, and understand that even when you don’t win, it doesn’t always mean that you have lost.