I raised three kids and helped out with six grandkids. During those growing years I often wondered what they would remember about our time together. I planned experiences that I hoped would be memorable: special trips, special parties, and special presents.
Now that all these kids are grown they occasionally tell me what they remember from their childhood. It’s surprising! Yes, they do remember some of those special occasions. When we talk about those experiences it usually brings a chuckle, or an, “Oh Yeah; that was really fun.” But what brings a twinkle to their eyes, and a sweet smile to their faces are the memories of those small, oft repeated acts of love.
“I remember how you used to always kiss me goodnight.’
“I remember how I could never leave without giving you a hug.”
“I remember how you used to scratch my back while we watched TV.”
You are making a difference in the lives of your children. You are creating memories.
Keep it up! Those small acts of love are not going to be forgotten. Even when they roll their eyes, and say, “Oh brother.” Don’t quit. It really is the little things done over and over that count.