One night a man came home to his 14 –year-old son and sat him down

He said, "The most incredible thing happened to me today

I was in my office and one of the junior executives came in and he told me that he admired me and gave me a blue ribbon for being creative genius

The blue ribbon that says 'Who I am makes a difference'

Then he gave me an extra ribbon and asked me to find somebody else special to honor

As I was driving home tonight, I started thinking about whom I would honor with this ribbon and I thought about you

My days are really hectic, and when I come home, I don't pay a lot of attention to you

Sometimes I scream at you for not getting enough good grades in school and for your bedroom being a mess, but somehow tonight, I just wanted to sit here and, well, just let you know that you do make a difference to me

Beside your mother, you are the most important person in my life

You're a great kid and I love you"

The startled boy started to sob and sob, and he couldn't stop crying

His whole body shook

He looked up at his father and said, through his broken tears, "I was planning on committing suicide tomorrow, Dad, because I didn't think you loved me