It is well documented the damage that is caused by parents who don’t provide a secure environment for their children. The world is full of broken people still hearing the words that their parents spoke to them as a young person, or experiencing the physical pain from abuse. Cherish your children; they are more special and more important than anything you will ever accomplish.
People ask me all of the time how to heal those broken pieces within themselves. One of the best ways you can do that is learn how to love your children well. Don’t just fake it either; children are very perceptive, and they know when something is true. Appropriate physical touch and affirmation goes a long way towards giving children a healthy identity. You don’t have to be perfect, but when you make mistakes apologize to them, and try not to do it again.
You may find that the best healing agent for your heart will be the love you receive back from them. As I woke my son up this morning, while I was rubbing his hair; I heard the most healing words in the world, “I Love You, Dad.”
Love your children, sometimes they speak the words that we most need to hear. They will show you the love of our Father if you cherish their lives.