There are two sayings I heard many years ago that seem to hold true. I bet if you were to ask 10 of your friends, you’d be surprised by how many of the answers align with these sayings.
In a relationship with someone you ended up marrying, the sex of the person who said “I love you” first usually matches the sex of the first child.
In a relationship with someone you ended up marrying, the sex of the person who said “I love you” first is usually the one who lives the longest.
So, what if you don’t have children? It means you have plenty of time, money and patience to read this or share it with a friend.
I know many of you are probably going back over your years together and trying to remember who said what and when just to see if I am correct. I also know there were many times that your wife wanted to take you out a long time ago for being so pigheaded.
This does not count in looking at the truth.
As an adult, so many times we throw out the word “love” and don’t stop and feel where that word lands with people, and how it affects them. When you’re single, you’re looking for someone to say the word to you. When you’re married, you’re looking for the reassurance of the word, and when you’re divorced, you’re measuring the word.
Our children do not look for love, or the reassurance of love, and they never measure love by our words. What impacts them is when we stop, look them in the eyes, hug them (even if they are teenagers) and whisper in their ear, “I love you, and you are the most important person in my life.”
Have you showed, really showed, your kids that you love them today?
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