Everyone knows that actions speak louder than words... and, since the day they were born I have showered my children with more kisses, cuddles, belly-raspberries and tickles than there are stars in the sky to demonstrate my love for them.
But to me there is an unsurmountable poetry to those three basic words:
I. Love. You.
As a mother, my heart literally feels as though it could explode, such is the power of the feeling I have toward my children. To me though, the words speak just as loud as the actions, and I tell my children I love them each and every day.
And of course, their cuddles and kisses and the way their little faces light up when they look at me speak volumes of love right back. I hope and pray it will always be this way and that I will share a pure and wonderful relationship with them for the rest of my life. I see no reason why I can't !
The other day, I was changing my 23 month-old daughter's nappy. She was lying on the changetable, squirming about (as per usual) when she suddenly stopped, looked up at me and said clearly and simply: "I love you".
Totally unprovoked. And for the very first time.
Santa, you've already brought me my Christmas present. I can't see how anything you could bring me could top that.
Fern, I love you too. So much. Thankyou for blessing me with the family I always dreamed of and filling my heart with so much joy. You (to steal the words from a dodgy movie) complete me.
Can you remember the first time your child told you they loved you? Did your heart melt like an icecream in the sun?
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