This Valentine’s Day, I ponder the question of how important is it to display unconditional love to our children?
One of my earliest recollections of Valentine’s Day is my mom teaching me how to make my first valentines.
I remember it vividly because I was soo dissappointed in that my lopsided creation didn’t look anything like I thought a heart should look like. I had colored it with a red crayon and all, but my cutting skills were just too premature to get it right. Despite the shortcomings, my mom gave me a hug, laminated the artwork, and placed it in my little babybook just the same. Unconditional love. This act must have said to me…don’t hold back because you do not have the ability to be perfect. Go ahead and give it your best try and over time, you will be able to reflect back and see how far your skills and ability have advanced.
HBCU kidz is not perfect.
It is our attempt to demonstrate to our kids that you can try to make a difference and you do not have to be afraid of naysayers, negative criticism or doubtful onlookers. Just follow your heart and love what you do. Life is too short to deal in the negative. Love never fails.
Happy Valentine’s Day!