In that moment, I felt complete. I was enough—imperfections and all.
Then I began to consider. Do I thank my children for being who they are? NOT for what they do or how they act, but just for being them?
Expressing unconditional love is one of the greatest gifts we can give. It says, “I love you in this moment just as you are—messes and all.”
So what does that look like? You’ll have to tweak these phrases to match your personality, but here are some ideas:
Sitting here next to you, I am reminded how much I love you.
I miss you when we’re apart.
I’m glad you’re mine.
Seeing you walk through the door, brightens my day.
I wouldn’t want anyone but you.
Thank you for being my child.
And my personal favorite,
“Thank you for being you.”