Note: This was written last August 18, 2012. We still have our family free wall up to this day. And I look forward to seeing our fourth son write and tack something on our free wall, too. (Pardon the low-quality camera used).
The exchange of notes and special messages within our house has been abundantly pouring. This mother then decided to buy a cork board. She imagined writing special messages for the whole family to see. Also, call it overacting but I would always want my boys to communicate with their parents. I have seen a number of kids their age who begin to keep secrets from their folks. I would want my children to feel that even with the age gap, we have a special connection and as always, they can approach us for anything.
More than communicating to them our LOVE, I want them to feel HEARD. I fear to read on their Facebook wall page their angst and frustrations. I would rather prefer to read it in our family free wall — this is how we call our cork board. But more than disappointments and sadness, I also urge the boys to write, draw or pin anything they would want to share with the whole family. And I started it with writing down my daily reminder to them–