Saying “I Love You” starts young

Jacob Lamb is a policeman in Middle Tennessee. He is married to our niece. He and Wendi Dawn have two little girls. Recently Wendi Dawn shared a letter she found taped to the wall in the oldest little girl’s room. Jacob was expressing his love for his daughter.

It brought tears to my eyes as I read the note. I don’t recall my daddy ever telling me he loved me. I know he did by how he treated and interacted with me but I wish I could remember him saying, “I love you,” just one time.

Mothers and Daddies need to be free with their love and expressions of love for their children and each other. I know a lady who was married to a man 55 years and he never told her he loved her. Late in life when she was caring for him she asked him didn’t he love her. She reminded him in all the years they had been married he had never told her he loved her. His reply was, “You know I did or I wouldn’t have married you.” How ridiculous! She never heard him say, “I love you” to her.

There’s a poem I have shared before and it goes something like this: “If I knew it would be the last time I would see you walk out the door, I’d call you back and say, ‘I love you’ just once more.”

Jacob’s note read, “Dear Anneliese, No matter how much you think you love me, I will always love you more! Nothing you could do will ever make me stop loving you. I will love you with all of my heart always and forever! I love you! Daddy.”

So to the strong and powerful Jacob Lamb who walks the streets in Tennessee protecting those people, thank God you have a tender heart. You love your family, your little wife and two little girls and tough as you are, you aren’t ashamed to say it! Your love for each other is inspiring. God bless the Lamb family.