Notes of Love

Recently, my 7-year-old daughter made a mailbox out of paper and taped it to the outside of her room. I began using this as an opportunity to send her notes of love and encouragement. So, at various times of the day, without her seeing me, I would sneak a note into her mailbox. That night, I put in a note for her to find in the morning. I awoke the next morning with my daughter jumping on my bed saying, “How did you do it Mommy? I got a letter from you in the night!”

Excited, she busied herself in making a paper mailbox for me, taping it to the outside of my room. And the written communication began in earnest. Notes of love continued through the week.

Two days ago, I bought her a small toy while we were out shopping together. We came home and after supper, she quickly disappeared saying, “Don’t come into my room, Mommy.” Knowing that she was working on some little project, I busied myself washing the dishes and cleaning up. Excitedly, my daughter then appeared saying, “There’s a letter in your mailbox!” And as we went to my mailbox together, I could see a rolled up piece of blue paper sticking out.

Unrolling the paper, I read her crayoned message: “Dear Mommy, I love you. Thank you for the toy. But just becuse you got me a toy dose not mane I love you more than I did be for. I could never tell you how much I love you.”

Tears welled up in my eyes as my precious girl flung her arms around me in a big hug.

As I stood there enjoying the embrace of my daughter, I was reminded that our Heavenly Father also receives such joy when we offer our love to Him with the excitement and simplicity of a child.

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4 comments to Notes of Love

  • Thank you so much for sharing this sweet story! It sure inspired me as I have a little girl who is just starting to grow out of this phase in life that I so cherish!! I need to spend more time helping her write notes to the fairies before she loses the magic. I will for sure share this with as many people as possible!!

  • Neha

    Awesome ! Thanks for sharing! Loved it!

  • Anne

    i am browsing for an inspirational story regarding parenting till i find this notes of love which is very inspiring story. You’r the best!!!!thanks for sharing.

  • Lorie Anne Dangle

    i am very much pleased with the story, from which what parents do, reflects to their children…nice…..

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