when you were born, you brought me happiness,
as you grew, you made me laugh and brought me joy,
now you are a man, and you make me proud!"
"Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged."
Louisa May Alcott
"Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold."
"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."
"Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes."
"Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart!"
"You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes."
Walter Schirra Sr
"It is truly a gift to have a son like you who grows more precious with the years!"
"May good fortune be with you and may your guiding light be strong."
from the song, Forever Young
"When you teach your son, you teach your son's son."
"View life as a continuous learning experience."
"What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father."
"The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them."
S pecial - you are my son,
O ptimism - may you always have it
N ever - forget how much we love you."
"You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes."
Walter M. Schirra
"Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him, for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low, could still be saved; the bitterest enemy and also he who was your friend could again be your friend; love that has grown cold can kindle.