I Always Say I Love You

How often have we said these words and did not mean them, or meant to say them but never did.

There will come a day, a time, a moment where there will be no more chances to say how we feel about those we love, our family, our friends and all those other special things in our lives.

So while you still have it, you need to love it, care for it, hug it, and especially when there is something wrong you need to love it even more. Take the time to hug your child, even when they misbehaved.  Take the time to love your partner even when things are not going so great. Take the time to call someone, even if you only have 5 minutes that is 5 minutes of saying I am thinking of you.

I do not want to end this day wising for just one more moment that I should have said I love you to someone, who needed to hear it. I have been down that road before, and I do not want to feel the longing again.

Never be afraid that those special people do not love you back, as you will always be suprised.

I tell my children every day, and I try to show them as best I can.  Though I get raised eye eyebrows from my teenage sons, I still tell them, because everyone needs to feel that they are loved by someone else.

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5 Responses Mar 7, 2010

lol. It's always a heartflet willy nilly Roj! It's a feeling that sort of bubbles up from withiin me...

I made this promise to myself after my youngest became an angel, and all my family have taken it up. As you said, you never know when it could be the last time you can tell them, and thats what hurts the most.

Ooooh. My inclination is the other way - to keep it precious and meaningful by not using it willy-nilly. Keep that in mind when you receive an earnest declaration from me, WG!!!

It may sound silly/uncomfortable to some, but becomes next to normal if you make the effort to do it all the time...It's such an affectionate thing to do....especially when said to your children...

And especially tell someone you love them if the only alternative is worrying about an assignment :-)