Saturday, June 20, 2009

I Love Yous

My husband and I have been together for about 15 years, married 12 of those years. I think it was love at first sight for us. One of my cousins actually once referred to our relationship as a fairy tale. We have said I love you to each other since early on in our relationship. At some point, and maybe we have always done so, we started trying to make sure we always say I love you to each other before one of us leaves to go anywhere whether it be the grocery store, work, or just up to the gas station. We also always try to make sure we say I love you before going to sleep at night. I used to work with a girl who had an argument with her fiance right before he left and he never came back. He was murdered and one of the things I remember her talking about was that the last thing they did was argue. I felt so bad for her. That must have been awful! You never know what will happen so I always want my husband to know I love him so that is why we try to be sure it is one of the last things we say before we are apart whether it be for 5 minutes, 5 hours, or 5 days. I tell my kids I love them all the time too! Same as with my husband. I tell them when I am heading out the door to run an errand alone and I tell them when I tuck them in at night. I think it means a lot to them. My daughter will tell me "I love you mommy" numerous times during the day for no reason other than that she loves me. Sometimes when we are out and about she will say it and people will wonder what she wants. I just tell them, nothing. She wants nothing. I feel so loved to know that my child will just say I love you because she loves me. Plain and simple! I hope that when my son is old enough to talk he will do the same. I have a feeling he will since I tell him I love you all the time like I did with my daughter. Those are just some of the sweetest words you can hear come from your child. "I love you mommy." Just makes being a parent so amazing! Now go tell someone you love them!

1 comment:

  1. Awww, MeandMom! What a sweet post! I have the same philosophy with my husband and kids. I've been married to the same wonderful man almost 28 years and we still say it often! My boys are almost 24 and 21 and they both tell us that all of the time! I think that is one of the most nuturing things you can do for a child.