Short Stories

Please tell her I love her…

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From birth until now
She has had to fight
For her independence.

An emotionally distant father,
An emotionally abusive mother,
An entire childhood of low self worth.

Mental games, manipulation,
Blackmail, control tactics —
It’s a miracle she made it out alive.

Her battle scars
Are wrapped around
Her mind, heart and soul.

Forty years is a long time
To be in battle.
No wonder she’s tired!

I don’t pity her,
She doesn’t want or need that,
She needs my love much more.

It’s so easy to love her,
But she resists —
She thinks she needs to earn it.

When I tell her
My love is unconditional
She cries in humility.

She just can’t understand
How she deserves
Such an untethered gift.

She has gone so long
Without true love
She finds me too good to be true.

Her battle scars
Are her pride and joy
In them she has found character.

If only she knew
I’d happily fight for her —
If only she’d let me.

Sometimes I think she forgets
I gave my life for hers once.
Will you please tell her I love her?

Sincerely,
JESUS.

 

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Contents written: May 17 2016  |  Originally published: May 18 2016  |  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


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No Strings Attached…

What if we humans knew how to love without conditions? Or even better, perhaps you already know how!

I never understood this concept before becoming a parent and even now I admit that even though I love my kids fiercely I do sometimes discipline in a way that can be interpreted that I won’t love them if they dont behave. Of course that is not true, I will love them no matter what, it’s just that our human methods of showing love can often be corrupted by present/past emotional struggles/damage. I am now aware that I must improve my speech during times I discipline so the kids know exactly that I don’t love them any less.

Munchkin:
Mom? Why did you just call me ‘sweetie’?

Me:
Because you are my sweetie!

Munchkin:
But I just got in trouble and made you very upset. How come you still call me sweetie?

Me:
Because even though I didn’t like what you just did, that doesn’t change the fact that you are STILL my sweetie and always will be.

Munchkin:
Thanks mom!

Me:
You’re welcome ☺ (Big hugs)

But what about other relationships? I can’t remember one that ended amicably where feelings weren’t hurt and love wasn’t lost. This means that a condition was placed on the love I gave to those individuals. Interestingly though, I find that love without conditions isn’t impossible it just takes practice. It’s a mental decision to not judge, not hold a grudge, to be open minded, to allow the other person to be free to be themselves and to accept them for who they are and not for who I want them to be.

I am learning how to do that now and I find it very liberating. For the first time there is someone other than my kids I can truly say I love unconditionally and I’m actually surprised by my emotional growth! I guess we are never too old to learn something new, and I must confess I’m enjoying this lesson very much.

So here’s to new lessons, transitions, paths crossing, self discovery and this awesome journey we call Life. Cheers!

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Originally published November 2015

 


Contents written: November 18 2015 | Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises