You can read it HERE.... and I'll put in in repost here:
So other than praying with them, cuddling and giving tons of kisses. I have special little things that I do with them. Every night I say to Will
"I loved you today more than I loved you yesterday.
And tomorrow I am going to love you even more than I loved you today!
Every day I love you more and more--
More than ever before!"
And now that he has it memorized he repeats it with me. Then I always act surprised and ask, "how did you know?!" "because I am so smart!" he says.
Charlie's language is just not there yet for something like that. So I just tell him every night that he is a gift from God to me. He laughs and says, "noooooo..... Will gift!" He is just so precious; I could eat him up.
My children really are a blessings and I love each one so so so so much.
Oh how I love my daughter in law Ivy. :) She captures motherhood so very well, and shows that mommys are so very important to their little ones. She leads them in rituals that to some, don't seem important, but in reality..... She is having a very powerful effect on her babies. (our babies) :)
I read an article today on brain function and how children who are not snuggled, cuddled, nurtured are forever changed in the brain. It was a NYtimes article.
The article states that the lack of nurturing and care in the early years, can have catastrophic effects on a person.
I am SOOOO GLAD that Will, Charlie and Olivia, will not have the experience of a lack of love or attention, because Marcus and Ivy fully recognize their role and responsibility as parents.
Raising emotionally healthy children is one of the most important things a person can do.... Those children, will rule the world someday.... :)
Who knows, between all those grandsons I may know who to vote for eventually! :)