Since my divorce I have had a beautiful text from my eldest son that got me through a lot. “Love you tons”. I would send that back to him. He was the only one I sent that to until recently.
Recently I realized his words. He is the owner of this by far, and I now have upgraded it to him to love you tons x10. That for having been there no matter what. I don’t know how much he has judged me in my life, but he NEVER made me feel like a loser, a less than mom, a failure, through the times I have felt like that and have heard it from others. I realized I only love 4 people in that category. My eldest son for what I have explained, my daughter for being there through the first period of my divorce. Only one that chose to live with me. And my youngest son who visited me when I moved away to get away… during the summers, and we had amazing times at my auto repair shop.
Each one of my children had a very specific purpose in my life after my divorce. I love them tons for that… but that is, as I said, the words my eldest owns to me.
He made sense to me about love and the degree.
I have to say the other person I love “tons” is my baby sister Donella. I know we have gone through different forks on the road at times, but we always found our way back to each other. I believe it was because from the start, no matter how much we fought, we loved each other “tons”.
These are the relationships that cannot go away no matter what. The ones that made us who we are and were the biggest part of our lives growing up. I mean that in all ages of our growing up. Why my children are included.
Then there is the “I love you so much”. That is to my parents.
Then there is “I love you very much”. That would be to my other sister. My second eldest.
Then there is “I wish I could love you but I don’t, but I remember when I did”… that to my eldest sister and my ex husband.
The last one was for two people I had psychotic love for. So to this, I am saying. Psychotic love is one that you can actually overcome. When you realize that is what it was, it becomes easy to just let it go. My eldest sister I, at one time, loved spychotically just for her approval. And in hindsight, it was the same with my ex-husband. They were formidable figures in life, the kind everyone loves! And you look up to them… until one day they fall. And they fall hard.
It wasn’t easy to recover from the psychotic love…. but once at that point.. it is easy to let go.
However, the ones you love on the tons, so and very, those are ones that are harder to deal with in any one day of life if every something is in conflict… those are the relationships that will keep you up at night trying to figure out how to make things right.
And the biggest ones that you want to make right with are the “tons”…. bigger yet the “tons x10″… closest to God. If Ross was still alive, and even not being alive… he is totally too a love tons x10. (My departed Nephew… still miss him tons x10).