Friday, May 6, 2011

Monday Love Texts

I can’t remember exactly what started it, but somehow I managed to get into the habit of sending Monday Love Texts to my children. It might have been a conversation I had with my youngest right after he broke up with his girlfriend. He said something to the effect of missing “those love texts.”

Yeah, I understand what he meant, and this not the same thing, but I think it’s nice to be reminded that you are loved, even by your mother.

That’s why, every Monday…unless I forget and send it on Tuesday (or Sunday) because I get confused, I send love texts.

The content of the messages rarely changes, but neither does the meaning. While that may seem boring, it makes it easier for me to send it out even when I’m busy. Sometimes just remembering to do it takes more brain power than I can muster at the moment, trying to be creative and original at the same time would probably short circuit my poor brain.

“Monday love text. I love you. Have a great week.”

That’s it. That’s what my children get every Monday morning. Oh, sometimes I’ll change things up and tell them I love them AFTER I wish them a great week.

I thought I was being original until I read how Patrick Swayze’s widow always sent him a love text before she got on a plane. After Patrick died, she has continued to send those texts even though a total stranger now has that phone number. She believes everyone should feel loved.

That’s when I started including others in my Monday Love Texts. But here’s the deal, I do not have a “group” on my cell phone where I can just hit a single number and everyone gets a text. For me, that kind of loses the meaning just a bit.

I like to look at the names in my contacts, picturing each person as I add them. Not everyone gets clicked. Sometimes it’s because I’m still getting used to my new phone and miss the name, and sometimes it’s because I’m not sure if they have unlimited texting or if I’m wreaking havoc on their phone budget. Also, I’m not sure if everyone would like to get a message like that from me. However, even if I don’t send one out, I still get to think kind thoughts of each person in my contacts as I scroll through the list.

Feel the love? Hope so, because I’m sending it, even though it’s not Monday. 


  1. Oh, those texts ARE from you!!! YAY!! I knew that someone in Auburn was sending them but didn't know who exactly : )

    So... funny story... this past Monday, my phone notifies me of a text and as always, it flashes up on the screen in it's full content. The funny part is that my beloved husband picked up my phone to hand it to me and glanced down at the screen to read "Monday love text. I love you. Have a great week." His puzzled expression was priceless, especially since I had no idea who was sending the lovely text messages!! : )

    By the way, I love receiving the Monday Love texts ~ even more so now that I know that they're actually intended for me and not a wrong number!!

    I'm honored to be included in your messages because I love you big time and you're always, always in my thoughts : )

  2. This is awesome. Your kids are lucky to have a mom that loves them enough & cares enough to send them love texts! ^-^
    I'm feeling the love & am all warm & fuzzy now. Hope you're feeling the love too, 'cause whatever you send out comes back. Here's some love back! =D


  3. Awwww, how sweet : ) I'm not mushy enough to do something like that. I do, however, send hypochondriacal texts to my bff and husband on a weekly basis, does that count?

  4. You are a top Mum. I bet those texts are such a pick-me-up. This is such a lovely idea that I would love to do it myself. Now I just need to get a mobile phone.....


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