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I was in a rush. I work from home in a basement office and had wrapped up my work day; but I had some things to do and was scheduled to meet a friend immediately after work. I grabbed my laptop, deposited it on table, and went to the kitchen to fill my water bottle.

As I circled back to my laptop, my 3-and-a-half-year-old nephew blocked my way, his sweet eyes catching mine and he proclaimed… “Kisses”. I take a breath, I had a moment where everything I felt I had to do, the list, ran past my minds eye. Then, instantaneously, another thought took lead, as if it were a race; what message did I want to give my nephew? I’m too busy, or I’ll drop all, for precious moments like this… 

I picked him up and then hung him upside down as I kissed the sides of his face while making a ton of kissing noises. Upside down and then upright, back and forth; him continuing to demand kisses and laughing with such wonderful joy and delight. 

My heart filled with my own joy; his cute face is still framed in my mind. I want my message, given not just with my words but (more importantly to me) my actions, to leave him feeling loved, always. 


New Hampshire

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All Love Letters’ are pristine, posted as they were received.  Please forgive any spelling and grammar issues, since the writing was done in the throes of love, and sometimes love doesn’t care about commas or misplaced letters.

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