Guest blog by Monica Cobis
He asked me what would happen to him if I died soon. I told him that he would live with his Dad. He wanted to know what would happen with the house. He says he loves this house and does not want to leave. He also asked about if I had a will and if anything would be left to him.
We talked for awhile and then he became quiet. I gently touched his face and wiped his tears away. He said, “Mom, I don’t want you to die.” I began to cry too. He asked me why, and I said that I would miss him very much and that I wanted him to remember how much I loved him. We held each other and he began to pray silently. I let him doze off before leaving his side.
I am not dying, but it made me ponder.
For Valentine’s Day, I have decided to write him, in penmanship, a love letter so that if I were to die suddenly, he would have something to hold onto. Love letters are tangible symbols of what we feel in our heart.
My hope is that my son will hold onto this letter long after I am gone and remember the love that I had for him. What love letter will you write this Valentine’s Day?
Monica Cobis, M.Ed. is an Academic Coach with Academic Life Coaching. She is a speaker, author and educational consultant. Her desire is to assist students and educational systems in creating successful and contributing future global leaders. She can be contacted at [email protected]