I know my grandpa (RIP) loved my dad, because I know I love my son. And I know I love my son because my dad loves me. If I can love my son, it’s because my dad loves me. If my dad can love me it’s because his dad loved (loves?) him.

People love when they have been loved. If a person does not demonstrate the consistent capacity to love another and themselves, it is up to those outside of the immediate family to love them (action verb), since they have been given the gift of being loved themselves.

Whenever I doubt the importance of loving another (translation, being vulnerable), I will remember this.

Loving you,