Love: An open letter to my children

What can I tell you about love? I know that one day it will happen! Someone will come in to your life and whether your god smacked immediately by them or it’s a slow burn, that someone will change you forever. You will feel things go on insideΒ  you that you never knew you could feel. Every sight you see, every emotion you feel, every nerve in your body you feel it!

Love is the most exhilarating, scariest, most wonderful, most intense feeling all at once. You feel as though your whole life was lived just to find that one person. When you are in love with someone, that person becomes a part of your hopes and dreams. That person becomes a part of you. When you are in love with someone, you think about that person when he or she isn’t there. The thought of them makes you smile. The love that you have for that person scares you because it’s so powerful. To trust someone with the most sacred and delicate thing that we have to give, our heart, is a scary thing. But it makes you feel so alive to know that there is one person in the world who you feel is worthy of receiving the most precious thing that you have to offer.

When this person comes in to your life I want you to not be scared of love, opening up and letting them in to who you are! Embrace love and give it 100%. You will only ever know true love if you open up completely and expose yourself to what it can bring good or bad. Love is not always great, it can hurt, it can sting, it can make you miserable, but you need to know all the emotions that come with love so you can understand it the best you can.

Know this though from whatever you take from this letter, when you fall in love you will be changed forever. The course you were on before you met them has now changed, the way you see the world has now changed, the way you feel in this world has now changed, you have changed. You will never be the same person you were before you met them! For good or for bad they will always be a part of you and how you get on in the rest of your life is up to you and all I can do is be there for you!

Love, dad




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I absolutely love this Modern Dad. You’ve truly encapsulated exactly what most of us want to say to our children about love. Perhaps we haven’t thought about how important this conversation with our kids is or maybe we simply can’t find the words. I’ll be sharing this with my eldest daughter and I suggest others do too.

It’s brilliant.


This is beautiful! It’s scary to think of our little people one day being in love themselves but it will happen one day! This is a lovely way to introduce and prepare your kids for it!


Such a beautiful post and a wonderful way of describing what love is and trying to prepare your children for the time when they will experience it themselves.

Wicked World of Lucas

It’s so lovely to read such a letter from a Dad. It’s such a ‘from the heart’ piece and in years to come, I reckon your kids are going to adore reading this πŸ™‚ #sharewithme

Jenny @ Let's Talk Mommy

What a gorgeous post and an amazing topic as I think we never think to have conversations about love to our children. You have put it perfectly. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme


What a gloriously honest letter, thanks so much for sharing it with us all. I can imagine your children will truly cherish these words as they experience love throughout their lives.


No way is Zach going to love anyone but me!!! This is a gorgeous post – still so many years from happening here but I’ll tell him the same as you have πŸ™‚ #bigfatlinky


Beautifully written! It is both scary and amazing to imagine my little ones might one day be in love. Your last line says it all though… As parents all we can do is be there!


Great post, made me a feel a bit teary imagining my son one day out there and possible suffering from a broken heart. It’s so true though you should never hold yourself back.
Becky #happydays x


This is truly beautiful. I hope you are always able to give them this advice, or at least let them read the letter (having teens I know sometimes they do not want to talk!)
Glad i clicked on your link up!!


This is a lovely letter – the kind of thing I wish my parents had told me when I was younger. I found out for myself eventually, though. πŸ™‚

Thanks for joining our #HappyDaysLinky

Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

tracey at Mummyshire

love is such a powerful word, it’s all embracing, it gives a warm fuzzy feeling and it’s also scary at times – the thought of my little ones falling in love themselves one day is terrifying right now! A gorgeous letter, heartfelt, and eloquently says everything that I hope I can say to my children one day


Children need loving and compassionate dads who are willing to be vulnerable to express their love. Thanks for linking up with AllAboutYou


What a beautiful letter you have written for your children! It brought a tear to my eyes. I have a 3 year old daughter and I can’t imagine having to deal with their first loves yet!

Morgan Prince

What a lovely, heartfelt letter. I think it’s really important to teach our children about the powerful emotions they will eventually feel. My boys are 10 and 5 and the time when they’re in love for the first time seems years off but when it comes I’ll be there for them. Brilliant post. πŸ™‚ #AllAboutYou

Katy (What Katy Said)

This is so lovely, I wish my parents had written something like this for me. Thank you so much for linking up to our #HappyDaysLinky

My Little Babog Blog

What a wonderful and beautiful letter to your children. In years to come it will be so amazing to read back on this and watch them find the ‘one’.

Thanks for linking up in #linkalist


You have outdone yourself on this post. Absolutely fantastic. I really felt the emotion while reading it. I think not only a great letter for your children but whomever has the pleasure of reading such a great post!


This is beautiful, what moving words. Your family are very lucky to have you. Thank you for sharing this with #WellbeingWednesday

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