I Know He Loves Me
My son has never said the words, I Love You. He has never used his speech device to say them either. But I know. I know he loves me. And it's imperative that he knows he is loved in return.
Hello friends, Happy 2023. We made it!
I can tell you with certainty that Jamie and I are focused on making life more manageable. Fours kids is a lot. Working full time with four is too. And don’t forget all of the extracurriculars and no sleep Wynnie!
We have big plans. Eating meals as a family, less screen time, better attitudes, and ridding the house of bottles and pacifiers.
Once we said that all out loud, we immediately laughed. Goodness parenting is a lot!
We can do it.
Here is a beautiful story from this morning. I hope it resonates with you. And if you don’t have my book yet, please grab a copy. I am selling signed copies for $20 or you can get it for even cheaper on amazon. Thank you!
This morning I was sitting on the couch drinking my coffee, soaking up some quiet time before my two babies woke up when Harbor came wandering down.
He was dragging his blue blanket, the taggies in his hand. His hair was mussed, creases from his pillow still on his cheeks.
He saw me, smiled, and immediately climbed up me and the chair and wiggled his little body next to me to make room.
This is how every day starts. We snuggle. At least once he will whisper ‘I love you mama’ into my ear. He will also tell me about his dreams and dinosaurs and what he wants for breakfast.
And every toy he has ever wanted off YouTube.
And I will smell him and put my face in his course hair and squeeze him tight.
Before my first cup of coffee is gone, I will have Cooper at my feet, Sawyer to my right, and a baby drinking a bottle on my lap.
It’s a lot. And it’s wonderful. Of course, some mornings I long for 2 minutes to sit untouched but honestly, I really do love to start my mornings in this way.
I tell my kids I love them a dozen times a day. I hug them. I kiss them. I ask for snuggles on the couch.
My husband is the same way with them, only not quite so often. But he gives love freely too.
We pour love into our kids fiercely.
That is how we were raised so for us, it’s very natural.
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