Unconditional Love On Mother’s Day

“We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.”
Henry Ward Beecher

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I never realized how unconditionally my parents love me until I had children.

I blush as I reminisce on some of my childhood escapades.

Regardless of my failures and arrests mistakes my parents were always there. They never shamed me, but always offered loving support. As an adult and parent I now appreciate and understand that. I hope to be this same shining example for my kids.

When you’re in a relationship you say you unconditionally love the person. I think the only TRUE unconditional love is that for a child. Romantic love is conditional. If your spouse hits you, hurts you, lies to you, cheats on you…someone wanting a healthy union would eventually RUN walk away from that toxic environment.

However, if a child does any of those things (and they will) it’s almost like your love intensifies for him. You might get upset but the love doesn’t fade and you don’t leave. Quite the contrary. You wanna be there more for your child despite the pain to guide him.

This is UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing mom and all you moms out there.

Your unconditional love for your kids is an eternal gift.

“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”  

-Mitch Albom

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