To my dear Jack and Kamden,
This life, it is short. It can be amazing and it can also knock you down and kick you in the nuts. You cannot control the knocks or the kicks but you are the captain of your own ship. You control how you react to the knocks and the kicks. No one else. You control where that ship takes you in life. You and only you. Always remember that.
In this life, I wish for you:
Love. Deep, unconditional, passionate love. May you find that special someone that was meant to walk beside you as your equal through this life.
Laughter. May you always find the humour in the situation and never take yourself or any situation too seriously. (Except when you put your Daddy and I into a retirment home, take that VERY seriously. Please?)
Passion. May you find that which engulfs your body and soul, makes you strive to be better and also provides for you and if applicable, your family. Not just a job but something that fufills you to your very core. (I am allowed to wish for my kids what I don't have, right?)
To know your heart. May you always be true to yourself and follow your heart wherever it may take you. Be confident in your decisions. Own them, good or bad, they are yours as are the consequences that come with them. Learn from your mistakes with no regrets.
Happiness. May you find true happiness. It's yours for the taking. If you follow your heart and your dreams, you will find it.
This is what I wish for you.
And also, while you are off doing all of that, call your Mom and Dad every now and then, okay?