My son, have I taught you all a mother can? Is there more to teach?
Climb high son, fear not brave one. You can do this, just extend those limbs, and reach.
You will be graduating very soon, and I don’t know why but it is really getting to me. I am a lucky mom, you’re a terrific young man. Some would say you are untested, you’ve been protected.
Over the years I have seen you grow and change into someone I think can be relied upon, someone genuine and kind. I know you will be a good and kind man to someone, someday. I know you will be private, my young strong Leo, keeping himself mainly to himself.
The family tree we have built is one of many wild little roots, but you have grown in front of my eyes, I’m sorry its taken til now to realize.
I have given the wildest of wild roots from which to grow, but they’re yours, so you wont be planted in one place- the world is yours, go now and fill it with your dreams.
It might be scary, but it wont be as hard tomorrow as it seems.
Go now and claim the life you want for yourself. Take this step with great pride, you earned it.
No other mother can ever be more proud of her son than this.