A Letter to My Young Son

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

  – Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)


Hello Little Myles,

Today is September 10, 2017 and it marks exactly 6 months since your 1st Birthday and exactly 6 months until your 2nd Birthday. A lot has happened since you have turned 1. Our family has had a series of ups and downs, twists and turns, and highs and lows. Through it all, as a whole, we have made it through many storms.

In one of our biggest trials, we lost your grandfather 2 days after my 39th Birthday. It was a difficult moment, but one thing is for certain, he loved our family deeply and expressed it with everything he had left in his tank. When we would speak on the phone, from the time I told him that you were on the way to us from the Spirit realm, even until the last conversation we ever had, he always talked about how he could not wait to see you person. Unfortunately, that never happened. Although I sent him several pictures and would let him say hello to you on the phone, I did not physically get you there to see him in Pennsylvania. That has been the most disappointing part of this whole process.

My Prince, I have learned a very valuable lesson from this moment that I will now teach to you. Life is not a game like football or baseball. It is not a video game that will allow you to get a do over if you make a mistake. Life will require that you make every move that you take count. You will have golden opportunities to be great and leave an indelible mark on this world, but you cannot hesitate, delay, or procrastinate. God has blessed you with the very best genes from your mom and I and the world is truly yours for the taking.

Son, even with that statement, I wish that I could tell you that life would always be a bed of roses, but I’m not going to lie to you. Life can and will be challenging. You will experience some tough time, heartaches, and have some setbacks. But it’s ok, it’s part of the journey that will reveal your destiny to you. You’ll find that what irritates you most, is probably what you’ve been sent to this earth to solve. Don’t worry. Young Myles, you are created from greatness to operate in excellence. You have every resource that you can possibly imagine to do everything you could possibly imagine to do. Your siblings are going to be there for you. However, you have no room to be lazy or complacent because nothing in this lifetime will be given to you. You’re going to have to trust God, move quickly, remain focused, supply the required effort, and always finish strong!

In your life journey my Son, I decree and declare that you will be free of the struggles that in many instances subdued the free-flowing greatness of myself, your mom, and our ancestors. I decree and declare that at every challenge, you’ll stand tall in handling it and that you will be the example of God’s grace, favor, and blessings. I decree and declare that you will meet with favor in all your endeavors and that success will come free and clear without strings attached. I decree and declare that you shall guard your heart with all diligence because from it comes the issues of life. I decree and declare that you will meet, love, and marry a Dynamic young lady in the due season that will love you and your Divine assignment. I decree and declare that your dreams will be free from limitations and that you’ll be able to operate your gift with great command. I decree and declare that you when your natural nemesis shows up, that you’ll be fully equipped to deal with it handily with grace and swagger! Ultimately, I decree and declare that everything you touch abundantly prospers beyond measure and that lack of any kind is never known in your domain!

Baby Boy, you got this. Always know and remember, “The Life of YOUR DREAMS is WONDERFUL and YOU DESERVE IT!”™

Love you very much,

Your Dad

© 2017 Myles W. Miller and Lion Heart Enterprises


Myles W. Miller is an accomplished author of countless articles and short stories on success, motivation, empowerment, and writing. He conducts dynamic seminars and workshops and is available for speaking engagements and telephone coaching sessions. He can be contacted via e-mail at bookmylesmiller@gmail.com