To my darling boy

To my darling boy

You said you were the only one in the school without a Valentine.

This is your first year of being a teenager and all that angst sets in from time to time.

You may not have a Valentine but you will never be without love.

This week I have struggled.

When I feel down, I behave in a less than ideal way. I focus too much on me and not enough on my children or husband. I get irritable and angry. I want to be alone.

Through it all, you are the one who understands me best.

You remind me that you love me. You tell me I am good enough. You tell me if we stick together we can get through anything.

A highlight of a very challenging week was you and I going to see the film about Nelson Mandela.

You were the only child in the place.

It was a long film but you watched, listened and learned. You had your view too both of the events portrayed and of the quality of the film.

When you were a baby you had a play nest with a crackly sunshine toy that played “You are my Sunshine”

You still are even when the clouds cross my sky.

I thank you for that and I love you so very much.

Twice this week, I have sent you on errands and you have returned having donated to charity.

I love the idea of the collectors being surprised at a 13 year old digging deep to help others.

You are a very special boy.


Let’s keep counting on each other.


Mum x



  1. Su Tyler February 15, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    What a lovely thoughtful young man you have. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Stephs Two Girls February 15, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    He is following the amazing example of his mum. He has your smile too ๐Ÿ™‚ over from AutismMumma x

  3. Bright Side of Life February 16, 2014 / 7:29 am

    What a divine teen you have. Hope you enjoyed learning about Nelson Mandela, he is our hero and South Africa mourned heavily when he died.

  4. mellissa williams February 17, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    Awe Kate, he reminds me of my son, he is lovely and thoughtful too

  5. katie February 17, 2014 / 11:10 pm

    Ah Kate he is a real credit to you. What an amazing young man he sounds ๐Ÿ™‚ My mum always used to sing you are my sunshine to me and i do to my boys too xx

  6. Stacey Guilliatt February 18, 2014 / 10:11 pm

    How lovely, he sounds like the perfect young gentleman x

  7. Jeannette @autismmumma February 19, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    Your son sounds like he is growing into a fantastic young man, thank you for sharing this lovely letter ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Steph @MisplacedBrit February 24, 2014 / 10:18 pm

    What a beautiful letter for your boy to read for himself years from now <3

  9. Sarah MumofThree World February 27, 2014 / 9:48 am

    This is such a beautiful post. So lovely that he understands you so well. And so lovely to read something positive about kids of this age – they can make life somewhat difficult sometimes and it can be hard to see the positives.

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