A Letter to My Son Lucian on His 6th Birthday

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Dear Lucian-

When I became a mom six years ago today I had no idea. No idea at all what it meant to love someone so much more than you ever thought possible. You made me feel like the luckiest person on earth. To have such a beautiful and sweet baby boy to love and to watch grow.

And grow you have.

I can’t believe how fast you’ve become such a smart, funny, sweet and special young man.

Sometimes you may drive me nuts with your silliness.

And I try as I might, I can’t answer all your in dept questions about how things work or which ship would win in a battle.

Sometimes you get forgotten being the oldest and so independent. I might seem distracted with work, with your brothers, with cleaning or driving. I might not listen to you as closely as I should or stop what I’m doing to pay attention to you fully.

I am sorry for that.

But I want you to know that you matter.

That our family wouldn’t be complete without you. That I wouldn’t be complete without you.

I’m so very proud of you. Of your thirst for knowledge. Of your endless need for answers and understanding.

I’m proud of your willingness to help me.  Of your love for your brothers.

I love that you are nice to other kids and hate bullies.

That you march to the beat of your own drummer.

You are my charmer.

My social butterfly.

Please don’t stop being yourself. Don’t let anyone change what makes you, YOU.

How have you gone from my little boy to a Kindergartener in the blink of an eye?

I’m emotional as I write this because I know that you will be able to read this all by yourself. That you won’t need me to help you with the words. How very grown up you seem.

I hope this makes you smile.

I’m so very lucky to be your mom. I know I tell you that often but it is because I mean it and I can never say it enough.

I am lucky, lucky, lucky to have you to love.

Happy Birthday!

Love Always (no matter what),


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  1. Bekah Kuczenski says

    Happy Birthday Lucian! This letter teared me up, it is amazing how much love we have for our children, its the best feeling in the world!

  2. says

    Ok you have me crying here lol What an awesome idea to write him a letter, i’m sure he’ll treasure it (and you) forever! I’m due to have a baby boy in about 4 weeks and I’d love to do this for his 6th bday as well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful words! :)

  3. Jamie says

    Thank you for sharing. I need to do that for my boys. Your oldest sounds like my oldest – the charming & social butterfly. So sweet.

  4. Troy says

    I wanted and Idea as a gift for my son. This has me wiping my eyes because I feel the same way about my children. My 6 year old is my first child and no matter what is going on he makes me proud. The little things and big, he keeps me on my toes. His brother is 2 and they have so many battles. My wife told Landen not to hit his little brother back if he hit him. She finally gave in because Grayson was teeing off on him and he could not get him back, so he would cry all the time. Now Grayson has a little respect for him. Those two are my joys. All i do is for them, oh goodness, let me stop. I never knew true seflessness until he arrived. We have a bond that is so awesome. My mother and aunts were complementing me the other day for being a good father, I told them I have Iearned from the best , my father. He worked out of town a lot, but when he was there he was stern but loving. I have way more time with my boys than he did with us. I made that a point in my life. I know my father was providing, I just want to walk the fine line of provider and great father also. okay I am done, thanks for the Idea.

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