Thursday, October 17, 2013

Unconditional Love

Photo credit Phil Rowen
Did you ever have a single definable moment of clarity?

Next Thursday, ironically the day after my dreaded re-check appointment, is my mom's birthday. She has been on my mind so much lately. We recently had a sit down with the girls to process an issue they were having. In trying to sort out the facts of what really happened versus perceptions and emotions I found myself tearing up and the following words came out.

"There is no one in this world.
Let me repeat that. 
There is no one in this entire world.
That ever has 
or ever will 
love you like the two people you see sitting here in front of you. 
No one. 
Ever.
There is nothing you can do to change that. You will disappoint us. You will make us sad. You will hurt us. We won't agree with all of your choices. 
But there is nothing that you can do that will ever stop us from loving you."

And as soon as the words came out of my mouth I suddenly realized why it is that even at 41 years old I still miss my parents as much as I do. 

There is nothing quite like unconditional love, perfect or imperfect.