British sailor Alex Thomson receives a message from his wife and son every day whilst he is away competing and here he shares one with BBC Sport.
Thomson married Kate in August 2011 before leaving to compete in the Vendee Globe round-the-world race in November this year. Their son Oscar is 23 months old.
Thomson will be away over Christmas as he tries to become the first Briton to win the prestigious race. He is currently in the Southern Ocean which is the most dangerous part of this brutal challenge.