Friday, 15 August 2008
I never really knew the importance of those three words until recently. Like stated in one of my previous blogs, I didn't grow up in the warmest of families. It was quite difficult, and even till this day, my family and I are not all that close. But when I started going away to college, things sort of changed.
I was never one to be open emotionally with my family because growing up, my parents hardly said "I love you" to me. As a matter of fact, I remember being jealous of my friends because their parents always tagged on an "I love you" after kissing, hugging, or waving them goodbye. Me? I just got a hug and a "Have fun but behave yourself" goodbye. Now, though, things are slightly different. I don't know if it's because I go away to college, but I think my parents and I caught the "I love you" fever. Ever since then, we've been a lot closer.
The reason why I'm sharing this is because those three words are often taken for granted. I truly feel blessed and happy that I'm able to tell my parents that I love them, and vice-versa. One of my roommates actually told me that no one in her family says "I love you," or is even affectionate with one another because it is "assumed." How crazy is that?
How often do you tell your children that you love them? Were your parents affectionate with you when you were growing up?