My mom always said there’s no stronger love than between a mother and her children. She’d say “I love you and I always will, and I know you love me.”
She knew when I couldn’t talk? When I could talk but didn’t know the words to explain how much I loved her? When I was going through that stage where it seemed like every word out of my mouth was sent to stab her right through the heart (poor mommy)? She knew the whole time?
Now that I’m a mom, I know how she knew. It’s not always those three little words that announce love – especially from your child. Lincoln’s sweet voice says “I love you mommy” often, but his actions by far speak louder and more frequently.
Last night, he moved his little head onto my shoulder as I read him a story. When we sit together, his chubby hand often caresses my arm for no reason but love. He’s put his hand on my shoulder when he’s sensed something was wrong. His face lights up when I pick him up from school as he yells “MOMMY!”, and I just love his out-of-no-where random hugs and kisses. And, there’s so much more!
He loves me.
How do your kids show love for you?
Erin Hill is a first-time mom to Lincoln, who was born in January 2010. She's learning as she goes and is experiencing everything a new mom goes through while seeing the humor, irony, and enjoyment in her adventures.
Erin is a full-time technical writer and features freelance writer in her "spare time." She lives in Plum with Lincoln, her husband, Adam, their dog, Roxie, and five (yes, five) cats, Nirvana, Gary Roberts, Elvis, Talbot and Forrest.