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Love taught, what does that mean?

Having a bad day yesterday brought one thing to light. The things that mean the most are the simple things. We hear this constantly but rarely do we understand the depth of it’s worth.

When my daughter gave me a hug and said “I love you mom” on her way out the door to school, I melted.  My day had already had a turn in the wrong direction, but that one little gesture from her lifted my spirits.

Later my husband came home and he had been having a bad day as well.  I could see it on his face.  Nasty things said to him from family members that were hurtful and caused him a great deal of pain. While having supper, my son ends up putting another damper on the night with his opinion of our generations lack of education when it comes to social media and how that impacted his life.

Seeing the hurt and anger on my husband’s face was more than I could bear.  I had two choices.  I could revert into myself, read my book and try and forget about the world for the night, or I could reach out and spread some lov’n to those that mean the most to me.  Although my son’s treatment of us was not acceptable I choose to ensure I gave him a kiss and hug before he left for the night.  A small thing but enough for him to know he is loved regardless of his action.

For the love of my life, I gave my full attention.  I usually have a lot to do and can fill up an evening quickly with work.  But last night I choose to stop everything and spend the night with my husband.  Being reminded by that hug in the morning from my daughter and realizing a little goes a long way, I snuggled up to my husband, let him pick something to watch and relaxed in the knowledge that our love was enough for when the times were rough.  It doesn’t fix the problems but it sure does smooth out the edges.

 If you have taught your children to show affection, it will be returned to you when you need it most. Tell me your recent stories of something your child did to change your day for the better.

Thanks to this link for the picture: http://quotez.co/a-hug-is-all-you-need-love-quotes/

Want to know more about love. Check out this video on ‘The Love Cycle’.  

And this one on ‘Tough Love’