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Just as we are

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:33 am
by Jonesy
Wanted to share something. Hope it's ok.

This morning as my daughter was leaving for school, as always, I told her, 'I love you.' She replied, 'Love you too.'
But for some reason this day I called her back.
I said, 'Don't forget that you are awesome. And that you are enough, just the way you are. Good luck on your test.'
I wonder what she thought.

I think? That is a message I would have greatly valued hearing and believing at her age, but it was a message I never got.
I just suddenly realised how healing it is for me to lavish love, care and complete acceptance on my kids.

I wonder if this makes sense to anyone.

Re: Just as we are

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:45 pm
by hummingbird
I bet you made her day truly special. I just watched a Mr. Rogers' video where he said, "I like you just the way you are." These are the things that we all need to hear no matter what age we are.

Jonesy, I think your post is beautiful, and it warms my heart. If only we all had parents who told us we are awesome and that we are enough. Thank you for sharing this.

Re: Just as we are

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:03 am
by hopeful
Ty Jonesy

for reminding me to be kinder towards my children, they are children after all. When speaking with them on the phone bc they are away tonight, I told them how much I loved them and how special they were. I love them just the way they are.....(mostly! )

they returned the love and youngest responded with..you are the best mummy in the world...my heart is melting.

what a special thing to tell your daughter. She is lucky to have you as are your other family members.
And we are lucky they share you with us.

hugs

hopeful

Re: Just as we are

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:53 pm
by greendiva23
Jonesy,

Thank you so much for sharing this... it made little Greendiva cry in that weird, healing kind of way.

I bet you made her day. ..she is so lucky to have you as her mum♡♡

Greendiva

Re: Just as we are

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:06 pm
by Jonesy
Thank you hummingbird, hopeful and greendiva23
Would you believe I was scared to look in case no-one had replied? Smile... old worries die hard

Re: Just as we are

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:51 am
by recover
hi jonesy,
i love your post! i find it incredibly healing to love my children and give them the kind of mothering i never had and needed so much. it makes life worth living.
thank you for your post and for you.
love,
recover xo

Re: Just as we are

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:37 pm
by mustard seed
Jonesy,

Just found this.
A beautiful post and a wonderful mother. Your daughter is fortunate to have such a mother.

A bit of a chuckle on old habits dying hard. :)
I like you just the way you are Jonesy-love you really.
You are an inspiration and tremendous support to all of us.

BRAVO Jonesy!
You rock.
Much love and gratitude,
ms

Re: Just as we are

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:42 pm
by Jonesy
Smile... you guys ain't so shabby either
Thanks recover and mustard seed for joining me here

Re: Just as we are

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:43 pm
by BrokenButterflyWings
your daughter is a very lucky little girl :D

Re: Just as we are

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:54 pm
by there
good to read, jonesy, thanks.