Family Life - Stories

Love Notes!

By Dr. Kay Kuzma - Lecturer, Author, Radio Broadcaster

Are you an impulsive (person who acts quickly) person? A person who says, "Why not?"

I hope so, because I have a wonderful idea of something you can do within the next five minutes that will bring excitement to your family!

I want you to write a Love Note. It is a great way to add a little excitement to your relationship!

I will never forget the day I had to stop at the principal's office where Kevin went to school. After giving a message to the secretary, I turned to leave. I wished I had enough time to visit Kevin's classroom and say Hi to my special boy in first grade. But I had an appointment that I had to keep. Just then a boy from Kevin's class came into the office. Impulsively (quickly) I asked, "Are you going back to class soon?"

"Yes", he answered.

"Then would you give Kevin a message for me?" I asked.

"Sure; I will be glad to give Kevin a message," the boy said.

I pulled out a scrap of paper from my purse and wrote a quick note: "Dear Kevin, I love you. Love, Mom." Then I drew a big heart with arms and legs, eyes, and a huge smiley face and gave the note to Kevin's classmate.

After school I asked Kevin if he got the note I sent him. "Oh, yes, Mom," he said with a big grin, "and everyone at school wants one, too!"

Isn't that the way it is with love notes? Everyone loves to receive them. You are never too old for a love note--and never too young.

Here is a love note that a thoughtful grandmother wrote to her newborn granddaughter:

"Dear Karen,

I am so glad you arrived last week. From that moment on you began to give your mother and father a terrific feeling of pride and happiness, and this feeling will never end.

Welcome to a home and a world that wants you, needs you, and loves you! Being alive is a great adventure. This is a world filled with many wonders--beautiful, exciting, mysterious, and challenging. From this world you can get anything you want.

You will be kept busy. For you, life will be a challenge; a search for love, for beauty, for dignity, for self-worth. These things are yours, Karen--but you must search for them. Your search will fill your life, your mind. Your search will be exciting. And in searching you will make this a better place to live.

Congratulations on your arrival--and thanks, too.

Love, Grandma."

The message of being wanted and loved is clear. Karen cannot read this letter for herself yet, but the meaning will never change.

That is how it is with love notes. They can be picked up time and time again, read and reread. While words spoken are meaningful, they are soon forgotten. But not the words of love that are written. They can be put under the pillow to be dreamed about, or saved in scrapbooks to bring back good memories of years past.

So why not take that pen and piece of paper and write a love note to your child, or your spouse, or your parents. A love note will put an extra sparkle into their day and a little excitement into yours also!

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