My Son

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MY SON. I closed my eyes for but a moment and suddenly a man stood where my boy used to be. I may not be able to carry you now in my arms, but I will always carry you in my heart. You have given me so many reasons to be proud of the man you have become, but the proudest moment for me is telling others that you are MY SON. I Love You Now and Forever.

My son is my son till he has got him a wife, But my daughter’s my daughter all the days of her life. Thomas Fuller

A mother’s love doesn’t make her son more dependent and timid; it actually makes him stronger and more independent. Cheri Fuller, What a Son Needs From His Mom

God offers us the very best, His perfect plan for our life which includes His Son, love, forgiveness, and peace. Michele Ellison, Jesus Peace

Yet now in my arms, I was holding a helpless baby boy who would grow into a man. . . . . I cannot imagine that soft little face one-day having whiskers. Rhonda Stoppe, Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

Listen, my son, to your father’s instructions and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8 (NIV)

If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it. Sigmund Freud

My son was an adult, making adult choices. He had excluded me and the rest of his family. We were no longer a part of his life. It was up to me to take charge of where I could, in my own life… As a caring mother who had always tried to do my best, I had a right to step forward, embrace my circumstances, and get on with my life. Sheri McGregor MA, Done With The Crying

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be – enthusiasm. Bruce Barton

I never thought I would say this but raising a daughter is different than raising a son. But the one thing that is not different is my love for each of them. Catherine Pulsifer

Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged. Louisa May Alcott

Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough. Robert Downey, Jr.

God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Though our new son is barely a part of our present, we look at his squirming, warm bundle of future potential and say to ourselves, “Hello, little man.” Little do we know the adventure we are beginning! Dr. Gregory L. Jantz, Raising Boys by Design

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons. James A. Baldwin

Our sons grow and change, sometimes before our eyes, and we can barely keep up with their active, inquisitive natures. Dr. Gregory L. Jantz, Raising Boys by Design

A man’s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world. Helen Rowland

It’s one thing for a child to leave home and live close by but, to me, it is quite another for my son to leave to live in another province where distance prevents me from seeing him more often. Then, I realize that the values and the teachings I have given him over the years are more important than any words that I would say now. Catherine Pulsifer, Forever Young

Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example rather than he advises. Charles F. Kettering

Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free. C.J. Milbrandt, On Your Marks: The Adventure Begins

Making a conscious effort to allow and even orchestrate opportunities for your son to accomplish tasks away from your watchful eye will allow him to develop his courage and his ability to make decisions. allow and even orchestrate opportunities for your son to accomplish tasks away from your watchful eye will allow him to develop his courage and his ability to make decisions. Rhonda Stoppe, Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

It was vitally important to me over the years of my son’s development that I modeled the behavior that I wanted him to adopt. You see, as a parent or as parents, we all have a tremendous responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Catherine Pulsifer

He doesn’t know you’re watching him, but in this special, reflective moment, you realize he’s growing up. I mean, really growing up. Robert Lewis, Raising a Modern-Day Knight

Of course, you are going to be reading books to your son at night. The books that he loves will be an education for you. Michael Thompson Ph.D., Speaking of Boys

It’s your job as a parent to help your son identify his purpose, develop his talents, and learn how to get along with people. James Forgan, Raising Boys with ADHD

There is no greater privilege in living than bringing a tiny new human being into the world and then trying to raise him or her properly during the next eighteen years. James C. Dobson, Bringing Up Boys

When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son. The Talmud

I want my son to become aware that he is in charge of the choices he makes, and it’s good to make thoughtful good choices. Karen Salmansohn

Your son will open your eyes, broaden your knowledge, and help your sense of humor. Michael Thompson Phd, Speaking of Boys

If you would have your son to walk honorably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path but teach him to walk firmly over them – not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone. Anne Bronte

One of the greatest gifts you can give your teenage boy is the gift of letting him know you get it. You’ve been there. Sebastian R. Jones, Parenting Teenage Boys

Through discipline, your son will understand that some types of conduct are acceptable while others aren’t. Joseph R. Parker, Raising Sons

If my son is happy, then I am happy. Chris Paul

If you are going to help him (son), you first need to show support and appreciation for the person he is, so you can build that person up. Clayton Lessor, Saving Our Sons

I want my son to have a choice to contribute fully in the workforce or at home. Sheryl Sandberg

Boys care more about sports, having fun, and not caring about the way they look (unless they are going somewhere nice). James C. Dobson, Bringing Up Boys

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