Paul W. Powell
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Today's Devotional

Tell Your Children You Love Them

The subconscious mind is a strange thing. The night before my dad’s birthday I had a dream about him. He died many years ago at the age of 75.  

In the dream I was crying and mother asked me why. I said, “Because dad never told me he loved me.” Then suddenly he was present, put out his hand to shake mine like he always did, and said, “We need to talk.” I had a strong grip in my handshake, but I noticed his was limp with no grip at all in it. After that I kept looking for him in my dream but could never find him again. Then the dream ended.

I don’t put much stock in dreams like that, but if there is a message it is this: Fathers, tell your children you love them before it is too late because we never know how soon it will be too late.

By the way, my dad did tell me he loved me the day before he died, but I was 44 years old by then and it didn’t seem to matter as much by that time. Still, I cried then also.

Tell your children you love them because they’ll remember that you did or didn't even as old men and women...and even if it’s in their subconscious mind in the middle of the night.


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