We choose a life mate, husband or wife, sometimes with the greatest of ignorance of who we are, or even of what person our choice is. And then the learning, the work begins.
Today, open your eyes and heart to your life mate. Open your eyes to your journey of learning about yourself, and feel gratitude for the willingness of your mate to accompany you on that journey. And, strengthen your willingness to accompany your mate.
This before considering your children. Then, about your children: “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” ~ David O McKay
Of course, the reverse is as true, a mother’s love for her children’s father.
As the cornerstone and foundation of your family, value the precious gift of love you give your children in loving your mate.
Without family, you are not family.