The Power of Love – when your child says I love you
I love you. How many times have we said, it, heard it said, either carelessly or with all our heart? If you have kids, as they grow up, you hear it less and less. Our daughter is 13, the one this story is about, and we have an older daughter, who is married and out of the house, so I know what is coming. We have 4 kids, and the other 2 are younger, so we have some time for them.
You start off as mommy, ruler of the world, and then it is shortened to mom, as in “Mom, do you have my allowance” or “Mom, there is no clean clothes” and pretty soon, it will be “siiighhh, yes, Muuuthhher” (I have never allowed any of our children to call me mother) I know it will come, and I have accepted it, have braced myself for it, knowing it is part of life.
So anyway, for alot of the time, we walk around feeling pretty unappreciated. Do they only see us, when they want something? Then there comes the moment. That one moment in time, where they go back to being your little girl (or boy) Mine came yesterday, as I was going to bed. I had barely laid down, when I heard something at the door. “Mom?” It was my teenage little girl. She came in, and laid down beside me “I love you so much, Mommy” There was such feeling in her words, and I could hear the depth of her love.I knew at that moment, everything we try to do, every sacrifice we make, every no we say is appreciated. I am content, knowing we are doing something right, all of us, cogs in the wheel of her development, and I am happy. This is the power of a child’s love.