I love you.
Do we say these 3 simple words often enough? Or do we hold back b/c we don't know how people will respond?
Do we say them too freely?
How often do you wish you'd told someone one last time that you love them?
Is there someone you'd tell right now if you could?
I remember when my Grandma died, my Mom told us that she was struggling to get something out. Grandpa was in the kitchen and Mom called him in and said, "Mom wants you" He told her that Grandma couldn't have done anything to let her think that, she was out of it and wasn't talking. She said, "No, she wants you" So Grandpa went in, and Grandma struggled to say, "I love you" Those were her final words. She passed away later that night.
I can still picture Jason in my living room, needing to leave, but he couldn't. He kept telling Nehemiah, "I love you" Just so he could hear Nehemiah say it back. Jason looked at me and said, "I just love hearing him say, I love you"
Little ones love unconditionally. They love with everything.
They tell you, "I love you" when you need to hear it most.
Countless times during the day my kids will hug me and say, "I love you Mom to the moon and back, into the ocean and around and around and around" Now, I don't know where they came up with it, but I love hearing it all the same.
Be sure to tell you spouse you love them, your parents, brothers, sisters, friends, hey, even your dog or cat if you want!
To my family, I do love you. I know I'm not good at saying it, or expressing it, but I do all the same. And someday, we'll go and tell Jason we love him, and Grandma, and Josh, and all our other lost loved ones.
And that's one thing I wonder, why do we call them "lost loved ones?" They know where they are, we know where they are....just something I wonder about :)