Growing up in my family we didn’t talk emotions. Nobody needed that touchy feely stuff. It was a case of you know I love you,I don’t need to say it.
But you know what I did need to hear those words. At times I was struggling and felt alone.
So with my children I decided to break the chain. I was going to embrace the world of the touchy feeling and cover them in words of love and affection.
Never was I so glad of this decision than on that fateful night three years ago when the last words spoken to my daughter as I lay her to sleep were “I love you to the moon and stars.”
Never would I have imagined the importance of those words. The last words I was to speak to her this side of eternity.
As I listen to my children tell each other of their love. Shout I love you to their dad as he drops them off in front of their friends. I’m so glad I broke the chain.
Never think people know of your love, make sure of it. Say the words we all love to hear.