Son, I Love You Right Up to the Moon and Back. ~ Karla Rodas

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on Mar 14, 2013
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“I love you right up to the moon and back.”

When you’re struggling son, know that I love you.

When you’re hurting son, know that I care.

When you’re questioning son, know that I understand.

When you’re wondering son, know that I’m there.

When you’re lonely son, know that I’m close.

When you dream son, know that I believe.

When you’re sad son, know that I’ll comfort.

When you’re insecure son, know that I’m proud.

When you’re unsure son, know that I’ll guide.

When you’re unsteady son, know that I’ll support.

When you’re disappointed son, know that I’ll understand.

Always know that through it all, I love you.


The choices that you make are lessons that you can learn from.

In life, we all make choices that we’re not proud of; we hurt others and ourselves sometimes. We all do.

These are opportunities for you to grow and mature.

Learn and grow.

Just remember that you are a kind, beautiful, caring, compassionate soul, worthy of all good things, with limitless possibilities.

As you learn, I’ll be close by to lend an ear, a shoulder, support and love.

I love you son, through it all.


This short video from the beautiful children’s bedtime story, Guess how much I love you, by Sam McBratney, says it all.

“Big Nut brown hare settled little nut brown hare into his bed of leaves. He leaned over and kissed him good night. Then he laid down close by and whispered with a smile, “I love you right up to the moon and back.”

Karla Rodas bio headshotKarla Rodas has a passion for life and serving others. Her intention is to serve others with love, patience and compassion. Inspiring, educating and leading others in the sacred tradition of yoga is one of her true callings. Through yoga and writing, her greatest hope is to help others heal and tap into their own inner beauty, strength and limitless potential. Karla is currently an apprentice editor and contributing writer at Karla lives in San Diego with her beloved husband Frank and two teenage sons. You can reach Karla through her website

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Ed: Kate Bartolotta



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2 Responses to “Son, I Love You Right Up to the Moon and Back. ~ Karla Rodas”

  1. Amy Cushing says:

    I just read that book to my baby girl at naptime today. Beautiful post Karla!

  2. Karla Rodas says:

    thanks Amy! I used to read this to my boys when they were little as well.