Recently I stumbled upon some unread notes from my youngest daughter written to me quite some time ago. In discovering them, my heart was touched by how much our children need our small acts of love.
She had typed them into the Notes App on my phone, presumably thinking I would see them but not realizing I use this app very infrequently. Written when she was age ten, here is the first of three excerpts.
December 12, 2012
I love you so much daddy!…Thank you also for reading the Hobbit with me! I’ve been having a great time snuggling and reading with you! <3 Well, I should stop now…….<3 you again,
Love, your daughter, Celia
I do not share these notes to impress you with my parenting skills. Rather, these little emotional snapshots impress upon me, as I hope they may you, how young hearts cry out for attention from their parents and respond warmly when it is received.
Clearly snuggling to read The Hobbit was a theme, as was wanting just to do something with Daddy.
January 3, 2013
Hi daddy! I love you so much! Maybe we’ll be able to read the Hobbit tonight and snuggle! We also need to have a snowball fight!
Celia Marie York
The next note reminded me that the dates […]