When Logan started first grade this year I started a tradition, every morning as we pack his lunch I write him a little note on a sticky note. These notes are usually simple, something on the lines of I love you, I am proud of you. Things I believe every kid needs to hear from their parent. Every now and then I will throw in a Star Wars reference for fun. As he becomes a better reader I assume the more complex the notes will be.
I don’t know if he actually gets the point in them or reads them even, I often wonder if he smiles when he does so. I do not know if they mean anything to him at this point. But I would like to think he looks forward to them regardless.
I did not realize however the impact my little tradition would have, or if anyone else noticed what I did. So you can imagine my surprise when I opened my own lunch this morning to find my own little love note hidden in among the contents. It was from my Anderson, who had somehow managed to hide it in there when I was not looking.
You Look Beautiful. Luv U
It was simple, and sweet and yet so loving. Leave it to my husband who isn’t the most romantic guy in the world to remind me why I love him. Even when the last thing I feel these days is beautiful he finds a way to make me believe it. I immediately pinned it up to my cubical walls, in hopes to remind me that even if I don’t necessarily think I am attractive at the moment, he does. As I did so I realized why I did this for my son every day.
Maybe it wasn’t a dozen roses, and it wasn’t any fancy jewelry that most would expect in order to make their day, but really it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes all it takes to make a day great and to show love, is a simple saying on a sticky note.