My Dear Son,

My heartfelt blessings and lots of wishes on your 11th Birthday. Today as you completed your 11th and entered your 12th Year, I wish to share some advice with you through this birthday letter to son. I won’t bore you with positive thoughts, inspirational quotes or all the paths that lead to success. Hold on… You have just completed your eleventh year not 11th grade. I will be sharing the basics that I learnt from my parents when I was at your age. I feel blessed to be able to write a letter to my son on his birthday. Even small little things which I am still learning and think you need to start practice them from this age only.

Let me tell you that now you are a big boy entering your 11th year. Your past 10 years were great. And we have a big bag full of sweet memories together. Now, the coming 11th is a big one for you and for me too as a single mother. I always keep an eye on your activities and I stare at you. But you are a cute and more obedient boy compared to other boys these days.

Always be “Thankful”. It’s very trivial advice but as we grow older we stop caring using this word. We consider each and everything for granted which is given to us by our family or nature. When I was of your age my parents advised to thank God after opening my eyes in the morning and everything that happens in a day. So this practice made me sure till now that everything happens for a reason because everything what we are doing or happening is planned by God and God can never do wrong with us.

Now, I know that you would like to spend more time in your room, but do make time for your little brother and for me too. Now you have to give more time to your books and video games and friends. But don’t ever forget that I am your very first friend and will always be.

My Mom says, when you wake up in the morning just touch the ground and say “Jai Dharti Maa”. Be Thankful to Sun, Air, Water and everything that makes you alive. My point here is not to make you religious mind, but just to practice all such mentioned things. Automatically you will start observing the Magic, the “Magic” of faith and trust. Then your inner happiness can’t be stolen by anyone.

Now you must learn how to be physically and mentally presentable socially. Yes, my dear “socially”-with your friends, their families, our relatives, where we will not be with you all the times.

Always remember “we are born to learn”. Be curious to know everything happening around you. Never hesitate to ask something you don’t know or have little knowledge. We all are there to feed your curiosities. From child to young to old, every person is learning. Even a child can learn from mature person and vice versa. A child learns the logic behind everything to become mature but mature person wants to learn a child’s innocence because he had lost this in finding logics. Irony … But learning process goes on.

As you have an interest in video games also, this year your uncle will send you new video games. You are a  fan of Big Boss and this year you are big enough to watch. Now you are also allowed to watch movies and web series with us in the living area. This year there is a big surprise for you on your birthday. I was a single mother who always tried to fulfill all your needs and requirements. But this year I have planned something special for you.

Now my dear you will be entering in age of competition. Have a fighting spirit of Lion but if result is not in your favor then just calm down and remember that every day is not your day. But someday will be your day only if you start learning what makes you far from winning. Never lose your confidence just repeat this proverb in your mind “As you sow, so shall you reap”. So, you must sow your best seeds to get the awesome fruits. Just always be calm to think what goes wrong in spite of saying why it happened with me. This attitude will help you to learn even more.

I dont want to be formal and name this as a “letter to my son on his 11th birthday” apart from being your parent I also want to be your friend. A friend with whom you can share everything, your happiness, your sadness, your ups, and your downs. Through this 11th birthday message for my son letter I wish to take the first step toward becoming your best friend. Every mother wishes to write a happy birthday letter to my son. But a happy 11th birthday to my son letter is more precious since this is the growing age where every parent wishes to make you give learnings about life through their experiences. Writing a letter to so on his birthday also makes them understand the importance of such small gestures in their lives. Probably even they would continue this habit with their children. I feel writing this letter is another beautiful way to wish happy 11th birthday to my son. 

Apart from everything you know perfectly that you are the most smart, intelligent and lovable prince of your parents. Your hugs, kisses and innocence are my precious assets. You can make your school bus waited for you, but can never step out without hugging me. It makes me energized for full day to be there always for you and making your every moment special.

Make your parents proud with your honesty, thankfulness and being lovable by all.

Love you a lot and my last three magic words “Main Hoon Na” never forget that. God bless you always.

Your Mother

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About Shivani Chawla Zutshi

Shivani, done Masters in Business Administration from ICFAI, Chandigarh and Masters in English from Panjab University. Passion-ed to crack the books in terms of artistry. I have always loved writing and this is a wonderful platform for me to express myself..

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