Thursday, October 18, 2007

To Say OR NOT to Say.....

My entire life I have always been told I was loved by my family. I was told "I love you, BlueEyes" almost everyday! Now, I tell Family and Friends I love them. At the end of each phone call, I will say I love you. I do not say it because I feel obligated too, nor do I say I love you b/c it's just a "new, hip, catch" phrase. When I say I Love you, I mean it. I do not want a phone call, a moment, an event, holiday, or whatever the occasion to go by & NOT tell someone I love, I love them. Life is way too short to hold emotions of love, caring, or friendship inside yourself. In the back of my mind, I always think if that is the last time I will ever see that person, I want them to know how much I care...So, I am going to tell them how much I DO care.

Is it easy for you to say, "I LOVE You"? Is it difficult for you to "I Love you"? How were you raised-with or without the "L" word? Are you raising your children different than you were raised?

5 comments:

Heather said...

How very relevant...I was JUST THINKING ABOUT THIS EXACT THING LAST NIGHT... I'm JUST like you. I always say I love you to my loved one's at the end of a phone conversation or when we part. When you've lost a parent at a young age, you learn the value of "there may never be a tomorrow" to tell someone you love them. I have always been this way in my family. My mom instilled this in us at a young age. I LOVE YOU TAMMY!

Blueeyes said...

I LOVE YOU TOO, Heather! I'm very blessed to call you my Friend!

3 Men, 2 Ladies & a Hound said...

I am absolutely raising my kids differently than I was raised. I knew I was loved growing up but affection and words weren't spoken that frequently. I tell my kids constantly that I love them as well as show them through actions. I do find that it is harder to tell adults or friends how I feel, simply because of how I was raised. So, here goes... love you Tammy and Heather and anyone else out there reading that I call a friend.

Sharon

Heather said...

Love you too Sharon.

Blueeyes said...

I LOVE YOU TOO-Sharon! You are truly a dear friend!