One of our daughter's favorite books is "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch. Every night, we have to read, or at least sing the song from, Love You Forever. She'll grab my hand and say, "Forever, Mommy, forever?"
And I'll pull her into my lap and read the book and sing the song the mommy sings to her son...
"I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living,
My baby you'll be."
The mommy sings this song everynight to her son...
...when he's a cute little baby,
an active two year old who flushed her watch down the toilet,
a messy 9 year old,
a teenager with strange friends, clothes and music,
and a grown man who moves away to his own home.
It ends with the boy, now a grown man, singing I'll Love You Forever to his own little baby girl.
While it is just a simple little children's book, I love the message it carries.
Tell your child daily (hourly!) that you love them. Whether they are obediant or disobediant, having a good day or bad day, make you smile or make you cry.
Our children face many struggles and challenges in this world. They can be plagued with doubts and fears...don't let them question your love for them.
Children are a gift from the LORD;
they are a reward from him. Psalms 127:3