As a wife I have been blessed with a wonderful hubby. He amazing but not really a talker. Its just not his thing. Sometimes that drives me crazy but its who he is.
A few years ago I was in a rough spot. You know, the one where your not sure how awesome you are or you can’t think of anything about yourself except the negative things that continuously pop into your mind. I was wallowing a bit. Stuck in self pity and a bad case of the bla’s. I was telling my husband all of the negative things about myself and he was so kind and honestly told me that I was lying to myself. That I was better than my mind was telling me. That I am loved. I didn’t have to be perfect to be loved and that I can be awesome without being perfect.
The next day during his lunch break he texted me a simple and sweet message. I don’t remember the exact message but it went like this. I love your _____. After I received the message I thought about thanking him for his kind words but instead I texted him back something that I loved about him.
Three years later and every lunch break I still get a message to pick me up and remind me that I am loved. It has made a huge difference for me. Now imagine how this would effect a child. Your child.