Tuesday, February 10, 2009

RAD Valentines!

You are safe.
You are loved.
You will always be loved.
I will never leave you.
I see great hope for your future.
I'm so glad I'm your mom.
You are a gift from God.
I wish you could see what I see when I look at you.
You are so handsome.
You are so smart.
You are sweet.

All these are affirmations our children need to hear. They feel so bad about themselves. How bad does a child have to be to have a mom not want them? Not feed them? It is not their fault. SHE had the problems she did not deal with.

For Valentine's I am making each of my kids a little book. Nothing fancy. It will have an acrostic on the front of their name simialr to this:

Terrific
Amiable
Zesty

On the inside it will say Why I love you and then all the pages will tell why. Give some special love on Valentine's Day. Don't expect anything in return. Just give it because it is from your heart.

4 comments:

Nelly said...

Thank you for giving me a great Idea!!! I LOVE IT!!

Lorraine said...

Great idea thanks! It just so happens my kid with Rad is the one with the longest name! So this will be good.

Gretchen Osowski said...

What a great way of giving a visible gift of the love you feel for each of your children. It's something they can hold and touch and reread over and over.

Suzie said...

Thank you for this very precious bit of advice.

I think that all too often, in the hustle and bustle, stress and education of daily life, this can be forgotten. So having a book filled with mom's love and why she loves them might help the children to go a long, long way.

Thanks for having that idea.