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One Of The Most Wonderful Gifts A Man Can Give His Children!

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One Of The Most Wonderful Gifts A Man Can Give His Children!

It’s not money.

It’s not expensive gifts either.

It’s not giving them all the latest toys and gadgets.

It’s not even giving them a large allowance.

I am not talking about giving your children something that only rich dads can afford. I’m talking about giving your children a gift that every father can give to his children, if only he would.

  • The most wonderful gift a man can give his children?
  • The answer is simple!
  • It’s hanging right there in front of you like the nose on your face!
  • You want to know?
  • You really want to know?

Love Their Mother!

That’s It! Love Their Mother!

Let your children hear you say something like, “I love you Baby,” to their mom. Then watch them smile approvingly. Let them see you kiss her and hug her. Let them see you brag on her. Kids aren’t dumb. They can tell if you really love their mom.

Let your sons see you be tender with their Mama, and they’ll grow up being tender to their wives too. Let your daughters see how a woman is to be cherished and loved. There not much more you can do to bring peace and comfort to your children, than for them to know they grew up in a love-filled home.

Your house may have cost 100’s of thousands of dollars. But if love was not shown or felt, then all you really have is an expensive daycare center for your children.

Both of my parents have now gone on to be with the Lord. But my father left me many wonderful memories and examples of him openly expressing his love to my mom.

In my mind I can still hear him singing love songs to her that seemed to blurt out of nowhere. Songs like:

  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart.
  • Sugar In The Morning, Sugar In The Evening, Sugar At Supper Time.

You get the idea. Mom would always smile and walk into his open arms. All of us children would smile and nervously laugh our approval. Sometimes we turned our heads. Sometimes we watched.

Many times I’ve walked into the living room, kitchen or dining room and seen them in a tender embrace. Sure I walked back out, but I saw it! I saw that my dad truly loved my mom. For a little kid or even a big kid, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Do you forget things like that? Absolutely not! You remember it so well, that you do the same things when you get married. Then, you let your children see you be loving and tender to their mother.

If you will do that, you have just increased the odds that your children will grow up knowing the secret of a happy home life.  And your grandchildren will grow up in a loving home as well. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

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(Now sir, go tell you wife right now how much you love her, and let your children hear you say it! Wrap your arms around her and give her a big smooch! That’s your homework for tonight. Class dismissed.)

Written by Martyn Ballestero

February 14, 2012 at 1:14 am

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  1. Dad – Thank you for loving our mother! We love you!

    C. Anthony Ballestero

    February 14, 2012 at 9:57 am

  2. I have parents that love that way! You’re right! It is the best thing a parent can give their children!

    Crystal Smith (Morris)

    February 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  3. This is a beautiful post and oh it is so true!! Thanks for sharing on this sweet day of the year.

    Cheryl Dowden-Pollock

    February 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm

  4. This is a very encouraging post as my wife and I have been married 5 years and have two children and one on the way. We are affectionate in front of our kids, so it’s good to have someone affirming that as a good thing. When I was a kid I remember my mom and dad kissing every morning before he left for work, and that memory has stuck with me for 30+ years. Thanks for this post.

    Matt B

    March 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm


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