When was the last time you've said I love you to your parents?

@masang (295)
Philippines
October 21, 2011 1:07am CST
I was not expressive verbally regarding my affection towards my parents because that's what I experienced with them since I was a child. My parents were not expressive. They didn't say I LOVE YOU but I experienced their tender loving care the way they treated me. But there were times in my life that I had regrets why I have not said I love you to them. It's also good to say those words than just express our affection with them through non-verbal.Positive Words like I love you have power. But unfortunately I can't say these words to them anymore because they were both dead. How about you? When was the last time you've said I love you to your parents?
10 responses
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
21 Oct 11
almost every night before my daughter go to bed,we will say our good nights to my parents.I'll say nay(mom) i love you,tay(dad) i love you,and my daughter will do the same...I always do that so that my daughter will also learn how to express her feelings to all of us..and im so happy that sometimes i dont have to say it first,my daughter will..I love my parents so much and i want them to know that i will always love them with or without words...
@masang (295)
• Philippines
21 Oct 11
That's why it is also my habit to hug my daughters and say I love you to them and they are also doing it to me in return.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
21 Oct 11
And in time you'll see the kids will tell you every single secrets they have,not only the words i love you..I want my daughter to see that i love my parents so much so she'll do the same to us..
• United States
21 Oct 11
My mother just recently had shoulder surgery, and she has heavy asthma so I was worried about the anesthesia. I told her I loved her before she went into surgery. I also make sure I tell her I love her whenever I leave, because I know she is going through such a rough time. I always remind myself to say I love you no matter what to the ones I love, because no matter what happens, I always want them to know I care.
21 Oct 11
i just can say we each in our society should love and respect our parents it dosen't metter when u said your work and your care for your parents shows how much u love ur paremts
@Triple0 (1907)
• Australia
22 Oct 11
Now you've you me thinking when you mentioned this. I'm still in my late teens and I actually can't remember the last time I said I love you to my parents. My parents don't speak much English and I actually have no idea how to say I love you in my own background language. I always was very close and shows my love through my actions as a kid. Now, I'm kind of distant but I still know I love them. I am not as energetic and expressive as I use to be when I was a kid, I kinda lost all that fun and energy now but I try to show my love through my actions. They say actions speak more than words My parents actually don't say I love you either but we have nicknames for each other and we laugh and joke a lot, a way of expressing our love. But I have never uttered those three words to them before.
21 Oct 11
Eventhough we have a bad relationship with my mom. I express my love for her in other way around. I say I love you sometimes but I show it more how I love her. Though she is not a perfect mom, she's still my mom and that is irreplaceable.
@gicolet (1704)
• United States
21 Oct 11
We have the same situation. I grew up in a family where affectionate words were not expressed. It was all actions. I was able to say I love you though literally before my parents passed away...sadly. My mom was too weak to respond and my dad i think felt awkward to respond cause saying i love you too was not the norm around. However even they weren't able to say I love you back to me I knew in my heart that they loved me more. I miss them. I just wish I was able to spend more time with them during their last remaining years. Don't worry, just remember that you were loved by your parents' actions when they were still living. God bless...
• Philippines
21 Oct 11
My mother is the more expressive parent than my dad although he showed us his love in the most practical way by cooking meals for us when its his day off and takes care of us literally even when there were maids around since he keeps a more flexible schedule than my mom.I taught saying I love you from them both in words and in action. I do the same to my daughter and I do feel a parental pride when she says goodbye before going to school and adding I love you and take care the rest of your day.
• Australia
21 Oct 11
Always, always always, goes with anyone really, you just never know these days how much time someone has left, make it count.
@SIMPLYD (76639)
• Philippines
21 Oct 11
We weren't raised by our parents to be expressive by hugging and kissing them, and telling the "i love you". We would greet them by the Filipino way of greeting elders, getting one of their hands and touching it with our forehead. But other than that, we don't say i love you . But as they grow older, we we were already able to say i love you to them, though it's seldom. However, we show our love to them , by obeying and taking good care of them.
• Philippines
21 Oct 11
Im not that expressive also to my parents by saying them I love You..My parents also were not that expressive by saying I Love You . .maybe its time now to say to them for all the support they give . . God bless. .:)
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
21 Oct 11
I honestly have forgotten when i told them that i love them, especially my mother. :D i guess i will try to do that now... often i realize she is my mom and only wants the best for me...