THE LOVE BETWEEN A PARENT AND THEIR CHILDREN IS ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about that term, unconditional love. It’s something that I hope my girls know that they will always have from me. That no matter what I love them.
There was something said on the radio recently that tugged at my heart strings. I wish I had written down what was said because it’s faded away now just exactly what was said. It had to do with how you just don’t fully get how much your parent’s love you until you become a parent.
It’s true. Once I had my own kids it was like a lightbulb was turned on and I went “Oh, I get it now.” and I was also left wanting to apologize for everything from the toddler to teenage years. Yet, through all of that my parent’s loved me.
I have been thinking about what things might be like as my daughter’s get older. I want to have a relationship with them where they know that no matter what they can always come to me and that I will be there. That I will always have time for them. Be there to help them. To talk with and listen to them. I want them to know that I will always love them.
As a baby the love came instantly. It flowed freely as I stayed up late in the night cuddling them. Our bond and relationship started to form. As they get older things change. Words are learnt and they start to argue with my, test and challenge me. There may be acts of defiance that hurt me as a parent. No matter what I love them.
I know harder times are still to come as they grow up. That limits will be set, consequences will occur. No matter what, my love needs to be there for them. It may be tested, but my unconditional love will never run out. My love will always be there.