Letters to Our Sons – Honored that the Lord trusted me enough to raise you.



Dear Jordan,

The moment I found out I was carrying you in my stomach; I fell in love with you.

You have truly been my greatest blessing in life. I was so honored to know that the Lord trusted me enough to raise you.

I recall every phase of your growth and the different phases of our relationship up to this point.

As a baby you were so mild tempered. Everyone said you were an older wise man trapped in a baby’s body. Even as a toddler, you were a calm child. It was not until you reached 2nd grade that I began to notice your rambunctious side. You loved to laugh and laugh hard. At that age you would get so tickled at the smallest things and laugh yourself to the floor. And now that I think about it, you still do that today. I love that you love to laugh.


For as long as I can remember you have always been caring person. You were very attentive and protective of me even as a young boy. The protective nature God placed in you has always been evident.

As you hit your preteen and teenage years I began to see you develop into a young man. I could see you then and now trying to establish your individuality and independence. It is bittersweet. You have moved from solely depending on me to only needing my guidance to lead you in the right direction.

You have a love for people and a greater love for God. At 16, you have many challenges and influences facing you daily. I thank God that you maneuver through those with guidance from the Lord. I love to watch you pray and read your bible every day. It blesses me to know that while combating the pressures and influences of this world, you know where you help comes from. Jordan you are an awesome young man and I am proud to call you my son.


I pray for you daily and I know that everything that God has promised you, you will have. He’s created a huge platform for you to bring His people home. He’s given you talent and skills in athletics and academics all for the building of His kingdom. Continue to walk in your purpose and trust Him and He will bless you abundantly.

I love you to life Jordan and I look forward to seeing all that God has planned for your life.





About lettertooursons

Yolanda Shields best-selling author has over 20 years of experience as a business leader and also does international workforce development and social entrepreneurship work in the continent of Africa and other 3rd World Countries. She is a much sought-after speaker and trainer in the area of small business, entrepreneurship, nonprofit startup and sustainability, fund development, grant writing, diversity, human capital management, career development, and social entrepreneurship. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, France, and Africa. “I serve and guide individual solopreneurs or companies to new levels, expand growth and scale businesses to make a significant impact to produce an increased value that stands out among others. I love working in a collaborative way with leaders to translate business vision into strategic plans that are aligned to execute with excellence and sustainability”. She has earned a B.S. in Education and Social Work (APSU) MBA (HRM and Entrepreneurship). She has been appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Statewide Disability Board and the Labor and Workforce Development Board for the State of Tennessee and Vice Chair the Oversight Committee. She has assisted over 20 corporations in the areas of fund development, talent development, strategic planning, executive coaching/training, business operations and celebrity charity management. She is currently a mentor at the Vanderbilt University Wond’ry Innovation Center. She has worked with such celebrities as CeCe Winans, Darrell Green, Art Monk, Tony Boselli, and many others. Yolanda’s first book released in September 2013 which included a 10 city tour in 2013-2014 across the United States, France and continent of Africa where she shared her inspirational book dedicated to “Mothers & Son’s” – “Letters to Our Sons” – A Mother’s Journey Raising Sons to Become Men with Character and Courage. Her 2nd Book focused on Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy released February 2016 “Entrepreneurship is a MindSet not a Storefront”. For more information on Ms. Yolanda Shields visit www.YolandaEShields.com To Book her Email Booking@YesBuilds.com
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