I’m on week three of the book “52 Things Kids Need From a Mom”. This week’s reading is entitled “Kids Need Their Mom…To Hang Hearts of Love over their Lives.” After reading, it had me wondering if I really do hang my heart for Davey to see?
Every morning, when I get Davey up, I tell him how much I love him. I sing to him as I change his diaper and try to make some of the songs about how much I love him.
I’ve written him letters and even started a journal from the moment I found out I was pregnant with little things about my experiences, but mostly I’ve written him to tell him how much I love him. I want him to know how much he’s meant to me, how thankful my husband and I are that he came into our lives. He hears the words I love you continously throughout the day. I’m not shy about saying it. I congratulate him on little accomplishments. I recognize him. He’s the recipient of hugs and kisses on a daily and continuous basis.
I try to make sure my heart is ALWAYS worn on my sleeve where Davey is concerned, even when my feelings are hurt and I’m sad. I think this generation has started down that path more with our children as opposed to that of my grandparent’s generation. I think it’s important for our children to hear daily how much they’re loved, how important they are. We seem to take it for granted too often that they know how we feel, so we just don’t say it.
I know my parents love me, but it took my c-section and my mother being out of town on business to actually hear her say the words “I love you”. I haven’t heard those words in a really long time.
How often do you hang your heart for your child(ren)? Have you done it today? Make a conscious effort to make sure THEY know how much you love them.