Just a thought to ponder.
We tell our children that we love them. Multiple times. Every single day. Hundreds if not thousands of times a month.
When was the last time you told your child that he or she is important? That sweet young person or grown adult- that he or she matters to you?
Shouldn’t these two phrases be simultaneous?
I told my son this a few weeks ago. Actually I asked if he knew that he was important to me.
His answer crushed me- NO.
Maybe it was just the language. He is very literal, no abstract clumping or assuming in that child.
I proceeded to tell him- “You are important to me. You matter. Your choices, ideas, laughter, happiness. It is all important to us.”
It made him smile sleepily. I hugged him and continued our bedtime rituals.
When was the last time you told a loved one that they are important? Tell them. ❤