From “The Valentine Letter” by Jeff Davidson
“I know how much you long to hear your son speak. I know the depths of your desires to just hear him say, ‘I love you mom’. I know how frustrating it is for both of you.
Well, tonight when he lay in his bed, I heard something you didn’t mom. I heard him go on and on to me in his spirit about how much he loves you, he needs you, and how you are his world.
He and I speak of you all the time. While this world has robbed him of his ability to communicate to you, he speaks clearly through his spirit to me. We share a language not of this world.
In that language known only to us, he tells me of his love for you all the time. His body and mind may be disabled mom, but there are no disabled souls.
You are his valentine every day . . . not just today.
He loves you mom. You give him life. I like to think you got that from me. I know a thing or two about unrequited, sacrificial love, and laying down your life.
And one other thing dear mom. Never forget. Never doubt. Never ever forget or doubt. I love you too my daughter. I chose you. I called you. I created you. My eyes saw your unformed body when I knit you together in your mother’s womb. Your frame was not hidden from me. And you and your child are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I gave you this life because you are strong enough to live this life.
I cherish you. I’ll never leave you. I’ll never forsake you. I will never stop loving you. You are not alone.
Be my valentine.
I needed this today. Maybe it will touch you, too.