As I sat up late one evening before the holidays, wrapping some gifts and ticking things off of my to-do list, I thought about how much repetition is part of a mother's life.
How many tables to be laid, meals to be cooked, rooms tidied, nappies changed, stories read, vegetables peeled, beds made, homework checked, grazed knees kissed, drawings admired ... christmas gifts wrapped.....
how many parents evenings sat through, how many team matches cheered at, how many school runs driven, or late night parties picked up from .....
I could go on for a long while .....
In my attic I have a box of old letters that I have received throughout my life from family and friends. Each and every one ends with something like "love to you", or "take care darling, I love you".
Remember letter writing? such a wonderful way of saying how much we care.
In our busy world of changing communications and anonymous living in big cities, the reassurance that someone cares is more and more important. We may not write letters any more, and emails aren't quite the same, so it's up to us to find other ways to show our love. To remember that our little ones always need to hear those words, even when they've grown a head taller than us! and to know that someone in today's world is caring for them and holding them dear to their hearts.
So my list of repeated tasks is maybe more than just an ode to domestic duties, maybe each and every little thing we do is simply our way of saying those three little and totally unconditional words
I . . . . love. . . . you
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