MAKE IT PERSONAL
By Kristen Ivy
I love my kids.
If I’m really honest, there’s something inside me that wants them to know how much I love them. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because I know how significant love is in the life of a child and I just hope they know—really know—how much they are loved, but they don’t. How could they? They’re kids. They might never understand or appreciate the way I love them.
That’s okay. A kid doesn’t have to understand or appreciate a parent’s love in order to be affected by it.
So, what if the best thing we can do for our kids is not to get them to understand how much we love them, but to prove to them that we love them enough. What does enough mean? Maybe, in their world, it’s as simple as SHOWING UP . . .
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