My Dear Son,

What a perfect opportunity Valentine’s Day provides for me to tell you how much you are loved.  You are a gift, and your father and I truly feel very blessed.

One of my greatest hopes for your life is that you will feel the kind of love and happiness you have given us.  I pray that you will continue to have in your life people who cherish and care for you.  If you are fortunate enough to have children, enjoy and love them unconditionally from the first moment.

Life is not all hearts and flowers.  It many times requires hard work and strong faith; but when you find a relationship worth having, it is worth working for and nurturing.

Try to not take life and the special people in it for granted.  Don’t let your mate forget how much you love her.  Make her feel special, and fill this day with loving intentions.  It doesn’t take a lot of money, just a bit of creativity.  Surprises and special moments keep love aflame and life exciting.

I pray that your life will be filled with the kind of love and happiness that surround you now.

Happy Valentine’s Day–

–may you know the tenderness of true love!

“Letter to my Son” was written by Maryellen Benulis.

Maryellen Benulis is a lifelong learner who continually tries to “do better.”

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