Love is needed and if you don’t have it, create it.
We may not want to admit that we need or want it, but let’s face it, we all do. Something about love makes you feel like everything will be okay.
When I was just a young Bella and growing up, I never felt love. No one ever told me they loved me, nor was I treated as if I were loved. I spent a lot of time alone, and I grew comfortable being in my own space.
During my alone time, I watched corny shows like:
- Make room for daddy
- Dick Van Dyke
- Donna Reed
- Leave it, Beaver
- Brady Bunch
The actors on these particular shows portrayed a family unity that I wish I had. The mothers seemed to be present, supportive, positive, and insightful. Then there were the fathers, they ranged all over the board, but the one thing they had in common was the fact they there were THERE!
Every night as I lay in my bed with a bowl of popcorn and a cup of hot tea on my nightstand, I was able to live a little. At those moments, I knew what a loved family looked like and what it should feel like.
Yes, I know, I know, I know that these are people pretending, and their lives were not actual examples of what I saw on the screen, but I did know that I could make it real one day.
My household and the love that my husband and I created for our kids may not be perfect (what does perfect even mean), but it’s our own comfortable idea of perfect.
We showered our kids with love by;
- Being present
- Hugs and kisses
- Saying I LOVE YOU
We made our own little forever corny episodes, and I look forward to our new season. We will be forever changing, growing, learning, laughing, hugging, and loving.
2022 will be the best season of LOVe yet!
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