Love Somebody - Yes I Do!!
For My Children
We feel blessed and grateful when we have the things we hoped for or have achieved our dreams.
Sometimes the blessings and gratitude can seem to disappear when we pass through times of disappointments and challenges. Love was always the root we (your parents) tried to nourish. Although the root is not visible above ground it is the strength of what is seen above. Strong roots can survive draughts and overwatering. You, my children, are grown of strong roots of love. I'm sure there were times you weren't pleased with choices me made, but love was our reason we sometimes said "no" to things & behaviors. You've gone through the draughts and floods of our parenting and are the beauty seen.
IN MY LIFE
I loved you thru the anger,
And treasure the joy.
I loved you thru the hurt,
And treasure your smile.
I loved you thru the trouble,
And treasure your devotion.
I loved you thru the darkness,
And treasure your strength.
I loved you thru the pain,
And treasure your hugs.
I loved you thru the distance,
And treasure your welcome.
I loved you thru the sadness,
And treasure your caring.
I loved you thru your needs,
And treasure your love returned.
I loved you thru your lonilness,
And treasure your support.
I loved you thru your independence,
And, treasure your loyality.
I loved you thru it all,
And I love you even more,
You are my treasure!!
A Bushel and A Peck
All three of my children learned this song and it became a game we played. I would hope they remember.
I would ask: "How much do you love me?"
They would answer in song: "A bushel and a peck, and a hug around the neck......"
Then it was giggles and fun as they would try to give me their tightest hug around the neck. They would put all their strength into your those hugs as they tried to take my breath away. The memory still does. The strength of their love was measured by the tightness of their hold. And, just maybe we, as parents, held too tight as well and it didn't seem like love but hurt. You did survive our love to become responsible "grown ups" with a lot of love and respect.
"I love you a bushel and a peck, and a hug around the neck!"
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