Rajnarind Kaur, mother of three sons, wrote this poem for them.
Dear Son of Mine by Rajnarind Kaur
Who would have known all the love I feel towards you?
Will I be able to give you even an ounce of what your nanni ji and nanna ji gave me?
The strength to swim upriver against the pressures of society
The steadfast faith in Waheguru to protect and guide you throughout life
The Khalsa pride in which you tie your turban every day
The chardi kala spirit to be above the ignorance of mankind
The gift of naam in which you meditate to attain peace
The confidence in which you will stand on your own two feet
The kindness in your heart to always help others through seva
The honesty with which your face will light up like a light
The sehaj with which you will fulfill life’s duties
The control and discipline that Sikhism teaches
The love of kirtan which is my gift to you
You are still so young, but that sparkle is in your eye
Believe in yourself and know that Waheguru will protect you
You are my son, you are my love
Always remember you are a Singh, a son of the Khalsa, so stand strong!