To my sweet boys,
Watch how he treats me. See how he looks at me. Listen to how he speaks to me. Take note of how gently he touches me. Remember how he smiles, and laughs, and prays, and cries with me.
He’s doing this right. He’s loving me like I want you to love. He’s showing you, so pay attention.
You know what he’s really doing? He’s making the effort. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive or elaborate.
It needs to be thoughtful.
It needs to be kind.
It needs to be fun.
It needs to be comforting.
It needs to make them realize no matter what is going on, this is the place they are always loved, they are always ok.
I hope you’re seeing him. I hope you’re seeing his everyday effort. And I hope one day you give this deep, powerful, peaceful happiness to the love of your life.
Love (and pay attention) more,