There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t say “I love you” at least twenty times. Whether it be to my husband, my daughter, my fur babies, or even the new baby in my belly. I know there are people out there who think this might be a little excessive or unnecessary, but to me, it’s quite necessary. I know spoken words aren’t the end all be all, but to me, they mean a lot. You see, it’s important to me that the people I care most about in life know just how much I love them; I don’t ever want them to question it for even a second. The thought that there are people in this world, not just children and spouses, but parents and friends, who don’t hear that they are loved it just disheartening.
My ex-husband used to tell me that I said it too much. That by me speaking those words multiple times throughout the day took meaning away from them. I never understood this. I mean sure, to some extent I guess I can see where he was coming from, but does that mean that just because we told someone once that they were beautiful, that we never need to tell them again? People need to be reminded of these things. You see, life gets hard at times and we tend to forget the important things and focus on all the bad. But it’s not just in the bad times we need to be reminded how valuable we are, it’s in the good too, the day-to-day that tends to wear us down the most.
The love for my children is boundless, even though there is one that I have yet to meet (isn’t it amazing by the way that you can feel something so strongly for someone you haven’t even met yet?). And though there are going to be times that I may not completely agree with the decisions they will make, I will still always be there to let them know that no matter what, their mother loves them. That no matter what, at the end of the day, they can always count on me to be there.