From Mother to Son: 11 Wishes A Black mother has for son

From Mother to Son: 11 Wishes A Black mother has for son

When I learned I was expecting a baby boy, let’s just say I wasn’t too thrilled about the prospect. After all, this is America and I am a black woman. Bringing a black boy into this world, especially given the racial climate right now, feels incredibly daunting. We all know and hear of the stories of young black men being killed for no reason, and the thought of my child one day being one of those boys is terrifying. Now that my son is here, I cannot imagine life without him. I am still fearful, but I am excited about his future. Here are my 10 wishes for my beautiful black baby boy:

From Mother to Son: 10 Wishes A Black mother has for her son

1. I wish you to find joy and have it every day in your life

2. I wish you to grow up strong


3. I wish you to respect yourself and others

4. I wish you to overcome your obstacles and rise

5. I wish you to know your worth


6. I wish you to grow up without having fear


7. I wish you to be more than a stereotype


8. I wish you a long prosperous life


9. I wish that you learn from your mistakes and move forward


10. I wish you are never put in a bad situation because of your skin tone


11. I wish you to be the king you were born to be


Peace, Love & Melanin
-TheBrownMom

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25 Comments

    • Hadassah
      December 9, 2017 / 7:06 am

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read it

  1. December 4, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Great read- I think all mums wish this for their children. I’m a muslim, so I always worry what the future holds for my two little ones. Lets hope the world is a better place once our children venture out alone 😊

  2. December 4, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    #blacklivesmatter. Black. Lives. Matter. Until they really do, this keeps needing to be said. Sounds like you’re raising up a wonderful son, mama.

    • Hadassah
      December 9, 2017 / 7:07 am

      Thank you sis!

  3. December 4, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Thank you! ❤️

  4. K
    December 5, 2017 / 8:43 am

    Great post!!! Loved it.

    • Hadassah
      December 9, 2017 / 7:07 am

      Thank you for reading

  5. December 5, 2017 / 9:28 am

    This is such a beautiful post. Speaks true to black mothers. I wish he will never have to doubt his worth.

  6. December 5, 2017 / 11:24 am

    Wow. This is so powerful and moving — seriously brought tears to my eyes. What a thoughtful, poignant list. I’m hoping *all* our beautiful boys may be able to achieve this and even more!!

  7. Myisha
    December 5, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    This is beautiful. As the mom of a son I know exactly where you are coming from?

    • Hadassah
      December 9, 2017 / 7:03 am

      Thank you for reading sis. I hoped this post would reach out to people

  8. December 5, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    Wow!!! I can relate so much to this post! Raising a Black boy is a scary but beautiful thing!

    • Hadassah
      December 9, 2017 / 7:01 am

      Yes it can be but i love my baby boy

  9. December 5, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Omgosh!! This is so sweet!! I love it!! I would love to share your post to some of my new mommy friends! This touches many of us in so many ways. Thank you for sharing your caring words!

    • Hadassah
      December 9, 2017 / 7:00 am

      I would appreciate that! Let me know where to send it!

  10. December 5, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    This is a very relatable post for all boy moms. I think regardless of ethnicity we all wish for our boys to grow up this way.

  11. December 5, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    This is such a beautiful post with a much-needed message for our black men/boys- something we definitely don’t see enough of! Thank you for sharing x

    • Hadassah
      December 9, 2017 / 6:59 am

      Yes we need more positivity for our boys!

  12. December 5, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Thank you for this beautiful post, Mama! I have a 1-year-old who is the love of my life! His father and I are going to do everything under the sun to give him the life he deserves. I can only pray that the social climate will improve, and his generation can grow up with more acceptance.

    • Hadassah
      December 9, 2017 / 6:59 am

      Yes ma’am, that’s all we really can do. Thank you for reading

  13. December 6, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    What a powerful post. I have three sons and I experience the same fears as you. Our boys will grow up to be enfluential men as long as we continue to speak greatness into their lives.

    • Hadassah
      December 9, 2017 / 6:58 am

      We are going to claim it! And speak it everyday

  14. December 8, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    This is inspiring.

    • Hadassah
      December 9, 2017 / 6:57 am

      Thank you!

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