On this Valentine's Day, a mother whose son was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School is reminding parents to hug their children a little tighter today.
Nicole Hockley says she thinks about her son Dylan every day, but today holds his memory especially close. Hockley says chocolate was perhaps his favorite food and he adored his big brother Jake in a way a drugstore Valentine's Day card could never quite capture.
This week, like so many parents, she and her other son Jake made valentines for his classmates. She says they honored Dylan by spreading love and making sure other children knew someone cared about them. She emphasized that all children should feel loved and safe.
She shared the Sandy Hook Promise valentine to children everywhere and called on others to do the same.