Letters to Children

Do you write letters to your children? Here’s part of a letter I wrote to my son after he played poorly in a basketball game.

“Dear Derek: I know that last night’s game was a disappointment to you. Any time we don’t perform up to the level we know we can, it is discouraging. I was thinking about biblical characters who also had setbacks; Joseph, David, and Peter when he denied Christ. But they all went on to be great men of God.

“I know you are not a quitter, but I wanted you to know that I understand your discouragement. I love you very much and I’m proud of you no matter how you play. You have character and that is what really counts – in playing ball and in life! Love, Dad.”

Do you have a child who needs a letter?