Well no, I'm going to have to tell her myself.
Today's task "Be More Loving, Tell Someone You Love Them"
With some people this is easy. Our neighbours and their children are extremely generous people who share their home, their food and their words of love very easily. It is great to be told by 9 year old E that she loves you, and to say it back. It doesn't even come off badly when the words and sentiment are shared with their teenage son.
As a more middle-class, stiff upper-lip Brit, I find the words more difficult, especially with my family.
It is easy for the sentiment to be stilted, qualified, especially if the person I'm speaking to is diffident, unsure, troubled in his/herself.
So my challenge is to say the words to my immediate family. I'll start with the easiest who may be physically furthest away but is no problem, and work through the list. If I manage it with my parents I'll really will have achieved something.
Oh yes, but Laura, I do love you, and Irish I love you too,