With Valentine’s Day yesterday, everyone around was particularly lovey-dovey. I like Valentine’s Day although I do think it’s over-hyped (even though I’ve had a history of great February 14ths) and makes a lot of people feel bad. But I think the sentiment of Valentine’s Day is a good one – telling those you care about that you love them.
Mike and I live that every day. We say “I love you” to each other and show affection on a regular basis. We do this not only because we DO love each other, but we know we are setting an example for our children.
I can already see how this is affecting Annabel. She gives kisses easily, and she hugs her toys and gently pets Rigby. I can’t wait for the day she says “I love you” back to me.
Maddie never said “I love you” but I know she loved us and knew she was loved, and that gives me some peace. Annie will know she is loved, too. I say “I love you” to Annie a million times a day, just like I did (and still do) with Maddie.