I was asked to help spread the word and help take a step to help Raise a Giant. I was asked to write a letter telling my kids how special they are and encouraging them to be part of the bullying prevention solution by being a giant. Here is my letter:
"Dear David, Nicholas, and Allison,
I know sometimes you may get tired of hearing me say this but I love you. You guys have taken my life and made it whole, every day showing me how amazing a child can be. Every school year it seems like we fight and struggle with that one child, who for whatever reason seems to have a hard time knowing how to be a friend. I wanted to let you know that I couldn't be more proud of how you guys have handled situations that you have been faced with. David, even though you got suspended for 5 days in school, I couldn't have asked for you to handle things better when you stepped in between two school mates to tell them there was better ways to handle things besides fighting. Nicholas, I love how you are always trying to be a friend to people even when they may have treated you bad in the past. Allison, you have a heart of pure sugar and mommy couldn't love that more. Always a friend to everyone you seem to share your smile with everyone. If you never remember anything remember how to care for others and to teach people to care. A smile goes a long way, or even a nice word. You never know why that person may be a bully, but no one actually enjoys being a bully. Sometimes all they really need is a friend and you can be that friend. So keep making mommy proud I love you.
I would just like to take a moment and encourage everyone to write a letter to their own children. It is funny sometimes you don't think about the good your children do, I actually cried writing this post.lol It really made me step back and see the amazing people my children are becoming. Visit Raiseagiant.com to read more letters and share your own :)
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**Compensation was received for this post in the way of a donation to the PACER foundation and the gift card prize**