Day 21 #Loveuary ❤ – My Lil Man

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My darling boy, my Lil Man, my son, my first born. You mean so much to me. Even though you are small, and seem so naive, you worry about whether you can do things as well as others. Well, to me, and your daddy, you are the bravest, and best son out there. You are kind and sensitive (but not to your sister!), you have a great sense of humour, you are indeed a blessing from above. I love you son.

Fly my little chick, fly
Just stretch those wings and fly high.

Roar my little cub, roar
Show them what you’re made for.

Swim my little fry, swim
You’re just as good as ‘him’.

Jump my little roo, jump
You can get over this bump.

Believe in yourself
In the power of you.

Have faith in yourself,
Like I always do.

So,

Fly my little chick, fly
All you can do is try…

By Ritu

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Remember, feel free to take part in #Loveuary! Just ping back to the daily post, as in this one for today! And if you are at a loss for a prompt, then visit my rules post here for a list of prompt s

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #137 Sweat&Heat

This week, Lovely Ron has some cracking words for us to use as the prompts for his Weekly Haiku Challenge!

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Sweat & Heat

The first, a link up to the birthdays that have been celebrated in my family this month!

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Bringing out a sweat
The heat from all those candles
What a fire hazard!

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The next, totally how I feel in the, and about the gym!

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Working up a sweat
Getting all hot and sticky
God, I hate the gym!

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And the last, a nod to #Loveuary❤!

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Sweat beads 0n my skin
Your every touch electric
Turning up the heat

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Day 17 #Loveuary ❤ What Does Love Mean to Kids

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I asked my children what love meant, and both of them, at separate times, mad faces at me, and went “Yuck!”

Typical reactions for an 11 and 9-year-old! Love = boys/girls = kissing. Of course, that’s ‘yuck’ to them!

After a little more explanation, the best we came up with was this;

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“There is family and romantic love. That’s it. When you care for someone.”

Lil Princess

“Love is spending time with family, and friendship.”

Then my mum called me the other day. She has been having a proper clear out at my family home, and she found some cards, and letters that I had written to her and Pops, at a young age, around 7 or 8 I think. There was even a typed note! And they had lots about love for your parents within them, so I guess what I thought of some kind of love as a child. I thought they would be apt to share with you here!

The first picture says “I’ll never forget you. I will always love you mum.”
The second shows my Ritu and co trademark! Motherly Messages!
Inside was the following message.

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To my dearest mummy
I love you mum
I love you so
In the mother’s competition
You’re the best in the row
But there’s one thing
I’d like to say
You’ll find love from me
Any day
Happy Mothers day
Put your feet up
Many kisses and even more love
From your best daughter
Ritu
xxx
(It’s your special day not ours so rest yourself!)

See, a poet from a young age!

And then there was this one…

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To the best parents ever,
The best advice comes from#When you are in dire need of advice, who does it come from. It comes from the best advice givers, your mummy and daddy.
This is something that I believe.
Love Ritu
PS I would never wish for any other parents in my life as I love you both with the whole of my heart and I hope you also love me truly.
I LOVE YOU

Aw, the innocent love of children! Mind you I still feel this love for my dear parents! ❤

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Remember, feel free to take part in #Loveuary! Just ping back to the daily post, as in this one for today! And if you are at a loss for a prompt, then visit my rules post here for a list of prompt suggestions!

Day 16 #Loveuary ❤ – Love Letters

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Love letters… truly feel like a thing of the past.

But before we had Snapchat and WhatsApp, before text messages and mobile phones, even before the internet and emails, and prior to each house having a landline, which other method of communication was there, other than letters? A telegram was usually reserved for bad news, but the advent of a letter, eagerly awaited for, would turn a young lover’s day upside down.

I remember when Hubby Dearest and I were courting, and I moved back home, putting a three-hour distance between us, we would spend hours on the phone, and exchanging texts. But the highlight of my week was receiving a letter or a card from him, and then crafting a romantic reply. I loved the feel of a letter in my hand, knowing I could reread it at any time. In fact, I have a box full of our correspondence still. One day, I may allow my children to read them, but not yet!

I can’t speak for my In-laws but I know my parents had that element of romance in their post-engagement courtship too. It warms my heart each time I think of the fact that my Pops still keeps one of my mum’s letters to him, in his wallet. A little plastic pocket with a letter, the words of a poem that my mum wrote visible, and a flower she sent in the letter all in his wallet. He laughs that he keeps mum close to his bum at all times, but in reality, how romantic is that? Over 45 years, he’s kept it! So sweet!

If there are any youngsters out there reading this, I can only say one thing. Please keep writing love letters. They are the epitome of romance in my eyes! Not pictures of your anatomy sent by Snapchat!

I write to you a letter
And within it, enclose my heart
My wishes for our future
And my dreams that we never do part
I send to you a love song
The words meaning so much
They tell you what you mean to me
Your heart, I hope, They touch
I pen some lines of poetry
My feelings written in verse
Just so you know I’m there for you
For better or for worse
I post inside a flower
The fragrance still just there
So you can smell the scent of it
And know I’ll always care
I write to you a letter
As, each week, I do
And hope you know how much you mean
I truly do love you

Ritu 2017

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Remember, feel free to take part in #Loveuary! Just ping back to the daily post, as in this one for today! And if you are at a loss for a prompt, then visit my rules post here for a list of prompt suggestions!

Day 15 #Loveuary ❤ – Affection

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Love is a feeling that comes in many strengths.

The deep passion you feel for your other half.

The ‘I’d die for you’ love you feel for your children.

The all encompassing love you feel for your pet.

The ‘crush’ love you feel for that celebrity…

Affectionate love is that kind of feeling that just makes you go ‘Awwww!’

When you think something or someone is cute. Like a baby, or a child. It isn’t quite as strong as love, per se, but affection is definitely a feeling in itself, that manifests itself into a type of love. A type of tenderness, fondness…

When I look at you
I feel a strong affection
And want to hug you!

Ritu 2017

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Remember, feel free to take part in #Loveuary! Just ping back to the daily post, as in this one for today! And if you are at a loss for a prompt, then visit my rules post here for a list of prompt suggestions!

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