Monthly Archives: February 2015

Valentine’s: Just Another Day Around Here

Dear Hunter,

It seems like just yesterday it was New Year’s and a few days ago was Christmas.  But we are approaching Valentine’s day with the speed of light.  You, my dear son, are mine and Dad’s Valentine.  Every day with you is filled with smiles and love and fun and I love it!

As you get older, you’ll get caught up in all the little Valentine’s giving and receiving at school (If they still do that, I don’t know). And you will learn all about the commercialism of this holiday and many others.  But Dad and I will balance that out for you because around here we say, “Every day is Valentine’s Day.”  We don’t withhold our love and caring and then try to make up for it on one day of the year with ‘stuff.’

We share our love for each other (and now, for you, too) every day. We show each other kindness, consideration and passion every day. Some days its more than others.  And some days it might be hard to see altogether. That’s just the ebb and flow of a relationship, son. The important point here is that we intentionally create our relationship and love and friendship on a daily basis.

Valentine’s day is nice and we celebrate it, but it’s special for us because it reminds us that we make our relationship work the rest of the 364 days of the year. And that is pretty darn sweet.

I love you, son.


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Posted by on February 12, 2015 in Lessons Learned, Letters To My Son


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Running Again

Dear Hunter,

You are heavy. I pushed you in the jogging stroller this morning and discovered you have grown and pushing you on our road is good aerobic exercise for me. Just the kind of exercise to help me get ready for a big race this summer.  So, thank you.

I know that as you get older, you will discover sports and kinds of exercise that you love, that you excel at, and feel passionate about. I am excited to see what you choose, what you try and watch you develop into that athlete.  Just so you know, and Dad and I will tell you this often, your biggest competitor will be and should be YOU.  Improve because you WANT to.  Work hard because YOU want to be better.  When you keep your eyes on your own ability, improvement and performance you naturally enhance any team you are on.

Sure, there will be people you want to beat or be better than.  Look at those as inspiration for your own talent, a goal to strive for…yet all in the name of self-improvement.

Whatever you do, know that dad and I will be available to help you, advise you if you want, and there to cheer you on in everything.

I love you, son.


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Posted by on February 11, 2015 in Letters To My Son


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