One of the cutest things my little Matthew is saying right now is “My Love You.” At almost 2 1/2, he has so many new words coming daily but this phrase and the smile behind his eyes as he says it make me melt. Today when I was putting him down for nap, he leaned up to my ear and whispered it to me while nuzzling up for hugs and kisses. It makes me wonder when you truly begin to understand love. I could swear to you that Matthew understands. But, how? and what?
I think what he understands is the connection and unconditional emotion that we share. It is authentic, simple, unassuming and not influenced by the world. The more that I think about this love I have for my kids, the more remarkable it is. I try to tell them and show them as much as I can….through my words, and my supportive action, discipline if needed, and sneaking hugs and kisses as much as possible.
Matthew is the sweetest of little guys. His sister Katharine was (and is) my first experience at truly unconditional parental love. “My Love You” little ones.