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I Loved You From The Moment...

Updated on July 25, 2011

Expressing Love

I have seen many sayings expressing a mother's love for her child and some of a father. Today on facebook a friend posted one such quotation on her status. I read it and I rarely, re-post these things I just "like" them. This time, however, I had more to say. So I posted it, then commented to my daughter and then to my son. But then as I reread what I wrote I realized it was not just my children who needed this message, because it is not just about loving your own. It is about learning to love all.

The Quote

I loved you the minute I heard your heartbeat. I loved you the minute you were born. Then I saw your face & fell in love some more. You were only a minute old but I knew I would die for you & to this day I still would. When you choose to have a child, you make a conscious decision to allow your heart to walk around outside of your body...Put this on your status if you have children you love more than life.

-- Author: unknown

The only thing about this quote I do not agree with, is that I loved you before I heard your heartbeat. I loved you from the time when I was a child and thought I wanted to have one of my own. I loved you when I thought of what I would name you if you were ever to be a gift to me. I loved you even more, the moment the doctor told me I was pregnant. Each day that you are a present in my life, my love for you grows and grows. I would hate to lose you but if I did I would still love you. You would go on in my heart forever. Even when it is my time to leave, I would carry you with me into the light.

My baby girl and her babies

To My Daughter

To my daughter who has given me two more beautiful gifts -- my heart overflows with love for you and those two sweethearts. All that I mention above applies to both you and your brother. But this space is just for you and your treasures. I hope that you can see them for the riches that they are. See how important you are to them. You are responsible for these little minds. Make them shine like diamonds or let them be dull like coal. They are ready to be molded and sculpted. Just like any sculpture they have their own beauty and character--polish 'em up!

My baby boy and his niece and nephew

To My Son

To my son --one day I hope that you too will be ready, (no hurry!!) to present me with more bundles of love to share with you. It's like I told your sister,

"You don't think you could love anyone half as much as your parents until you meet your spouse. Then you think you couldn't possibly love anyone as much as your spouse until you meet your child. Then you just know that you couldn't love anyone anymore than this and then you are a grandparent."

Your heart is opened up so much that you now can feel love for nearly everyone. If you allow it there will be no one left out!

My kids and grand kids

To The World

My wonderful mother loved everyone. She believed that was the most important message from above. We have to love each other as well as ourselves for this to be a peaceful world. A world that works well is a world where we see everyone as important and not just you and me. Worrying about having the newest thing and more than your neighbor. Keeping up with the Joneses only causes heartache and grief. Sharing with the Joneses all year round not just at Christmas is a much better way to live.

Skin color, religion, culture, language can enrich society if we all have love in our hearts. It is so much easier to be understanding if we only set our minds to it. I am not a theologian, I am only a lay-person but I believe that my mother had it right about the most important message from above, and that goes for all religions, is to love everyone unconditionally.

My Dream/Heaven's Dream

I made it my goal to love everyone unconditionally. I hope my children and my grandchildren will do the same and continue it on down the line. I honor my mother's memory by continuing what I saw in her. I pray that I am able to complete my goal and that you and everyone else can too.

+ May God Bless you and keep you Safe!!


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      Darlene Yager 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you, miscellanea!

      It is most definitely genuine. I feel so fortunate that I was raised with love and learned to love. I hope I am able to pass that on to my children and grand children.

      I'm glad you liked reading. + :)

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      Tarik Aarbaoui 5 years ago from Morocco

      It's so nice to express your own love, your personal love. I like this hub so much because it feels genuine

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      Darlene Yager 6 years ago from Michigan

      Hello acaetna, it's nice to meet you. I agree that it is what love is all about. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. Thank you for the vote, the visit, and the comment.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      This is so wonderful. This is what life is all about - LOVE. I simply adored reading this article. Voting up and pressing your buttons too.

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      Darlene Yager 6 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Lamme. I do so adore those little creatures. They are so much fun and interesting. Where they come up with some of the things they say and do is beyond comprehension. They do make life much more enjoyable.

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      Lamme 6 years ago

      Dardia, this was so wonderful. It makes you realize just how precious those babies are. Sometimes in the midst of all the daily struggles, it's important to sit back and just reflect on this love. Thanks you so much!

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      Darlene Yager 6 years ago from Michigan

      Hello, sligobay!

      I can see that you would agree with the unconditional love, as we share the love of the prayer of St. Francis. It is true that it can be difficult at times to love even relatives. If I get anything right in this world I hope it is to love everyone unconditionally. Thanks for stopping by.

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      sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

      Hello Dardia: this is my first visit and I like and agree with the unconditional love described by your article. it is not enough to love the ones who share our DNA and who share the bloodline we've inherited. Even this is difficult at times with siblings and cousins.

      We sit in judgement of others before we've "walked a mile in their moccasins." When we judge ourselves harshly, we tend to judge everyone else around us.

      Thanks for the message of unconditional love.

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      Darlene Yager 6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks, Nell! Glad to see you came by, I enjoyed the visit. Come by again, anytime. :)

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, this is lovely, there is nothing better or more important than love, and your photos are wonderful! cheers nell

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      Darlene Yager 6 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you Cardisa and Spirit Whisperer. I am glad you enjoyed it. I hope everyone can open up their hearts and make this a wonderful world to live in.

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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      A wonderful outpouring of love. Thank you for sharing love in this way.

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      This is beautiful Dardia. Wonderful tribute to your children and mother.