It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so let’s talk about LOVE! One of my favorite subjects!
Some say, “Actions speak louder than words.” In some cases, that may be true. But we must never underestimate the power of words.
When we meet our adopted children for the first time, we always say I love you lots and lots and lots. They may not understand what it means, but we know eventually they WILL understand. We want to make sure they hear us express our love, and so we express it LOTS!
Over the first few months home (and really forever….), we hug them as much as each child will let us, we kiss, we smile, we listen…we do all the love “actions”, but we pair those actions with words of affection, too.
“I love you”
It’s said over and over and over.
Our recently adopted children have been home a little over a year now. Our three year old, Crickett, knows she’s loved! She can hear it. She sees it. And recently, I know she FEELS loved. How do I know?
Well, when she walks in my room, and I smile and give her a wordless hug….she says,
“I love you too, Mommy”
Notice I hadn’t told her, “I love you Crickett”
I didn’t have to.
She felt the love.
Isn’t that precious?
Happy Valentine’s Day, and may you all hear, see, and feel lots of love!!!!!