MY SON

Precious Oziel Joel Adams

I love the book of Proverbs in the Bible. It’s like “Life Principles 101”. I made it a goal back in college to read it every year. This year on the Bible app, I found a plan that allows me to read it in a loop for the entire year. I had four more days until I gave birth to you, my firstborn. I was super excited. The anticipation to meet you was nerve-racking. Anytime I said “my son” or referred to you, it reminded me of Lady Wisdom in the Book of Proverbs. I felt like I was about to drop some wisdom or say something of importance to you. Being able to say “my son” really warms my heart and make me smile. You are my miracle from God. The thought gave me an idea to write a letter to you using the “My Son” sayings I read in the book of Proverbs. This won’t mean much to you now as a newborn baby, but I hope you come across it later in life and it serves you well.

 

My Son,

Listen when your father corrects you, and don’t neglect my instructions.

Ignore the temptations of bad companions.

Don’t waste time listening to them.

Take to heart the counsel I’m giving you.

You will live a long life.

Don’t be angry when God corrects you.

God loves you.

Hold on to common sense and discernment.

You will have a long, good life.

Listen carefully to my wisdom and wise counsel.

Stay away from immoral and promiscuous women.

Find a wife.

Don’t make promises impulsively.

Follow your father’s advice and consider my teachings.

Carefully treasure my advice.

Don’t stop listening to instruction, you need knowledge.

When your heart becomes wise, my heart will rejoice.

Wisdom will point your life in the right direction.

The knowledge of wisdom is good for your soul.

It will give you hope and a bright future.

Fear God, don’t be defiant, your life could turn upside down.

Find wisdom, it’ll make me glad.

Don’t waste time on women, and alcohol.

Don’t waste your treasures.

Speak up for the voiceless.

Help the poor and helpless.

Do not withhold good when it is in your power to do so.

My son.

Son of my womb.

Son of my vows.

Start with God.

Fear God.

Bow down before God.

That is the beginning of true knowledge and wisdom.

Love mommy.