This post (via Queerty) talks about what would happen were she to die, and how she'd like her husband to bring the boy up
Moving and insightful:
Your job is to love him, not change him. Support him. Let him know that you are there unconditionally.
Indeed. Love one another as I have loved you. That's all there is, folks. Death, failure, loss, sorrow, loneliness; all these can be helped if only we loved each other like this mother loves her son. Unconditionally.