I’ve talked before on the blog about the feelings of pride you get as a parent, but there are also those incredible heart melting moments that touch you deep inside and remind you how incredibly lucky you are.
Many of these for me have been watching the development of the sibling bond and the love, adoration and protection the children feel for each other.
Every time I overhear one of them say to another “I will always protect you” or “you’ll always have me” I melt inside. The strength of their love for each other is undeniable.
The other wonderful moments are when the children tell me they love me. It is such a lovely affirmation. The big kids have a knack of saying “I love you Mummy” at the end of the most manic of days which makes it even more wonderful to hear.
I tell my children that I love them every single day. It’s something that is very important to me and always especially important if someone has been misbehaving, to remind them that whatever the situation, I love them.
When you hear “I love you” for the first time from your children it is so heart melting. One of our little ones has started saying “I love you” and “I missed you” and I’m sure I glow everytime he says it. Sometimes he’ll say he missed me when he’s just had a 45 minute sleep!
What melts your heart?