The Love of a Parent  

candy69sosweet 61F
10901 posts
6/18/2005 12:54 am
The Love of a Parent

How far does the love of a parent reach? How far can that love carry a child? We care for them, nurture them, guide them, dream of a bright future for them. We do all that we can, but can we keep them from running wild?

From the first kick felt deep inside a mother's womb, the lifelong bond is created. We watch our child grow up. We hold his hand and lead him. We show the way that is honorable. Teach the difference between wrong and right. Secure in the knowledge that we have done our best, we sit back and watch as the child becomes an adult.

Sometimes that person we have reared surprises us with his actions. Sometimes those actions are fantastic, like when he gives you a kiss and tells you he loves you. Or when he takes you out for breakfast because he knows that's your favorite meal to eat out.

Sometimes those actions are scary. Like when he crashes the car because he was out with his friends and smoking a little weed. Or gets caught with an unpaid pack of cigarettes in his pocket leaving the store. Or worse. Much worse.

These children of ours have the power to tear our hearts right out of our chests and leave us bleeding. They can take all your teachings, and throw them out the window. But when it comes down to the nitty gritty, they always come to you when they need help. And no matter what they did wrong, as a parent who loves them with all your heart, you do whatever it takes to help him. Because you love him.

If I had to do it all over again, would I make different decisions? After all, without kids, I'd be free to do whatever I wanted. Go wherever I wanted. Whenever I wanted. I'd have money to take trips. I'd have peace and quiet in the evenings instead of noise and loud music. Would I decide not to have kids? Not on your life!

Your children are the only beings who give you unconditional love. Even when they say they hate you, deep down they know that's a lie. And so do you. When the dust settles, and you're sitting alone in the living room, and he comes to you and says, "thanks" you don't have to ask why. That's the payoff. Love. Unconditional. Sometimes unrequited. But always LOVE.

I dedicate this post to you, my dear friend, for all you do.

~Friendship is a gift given from the heart and treasured forever~

rm_EE407 41F
3903 posts
6/19/2005 3:07 am

isn't a mummy, so can't really say anything one way or the other. But is a child as well...

keithcancook 60M
17827 posts
6/18/2005 10:34 pm

The trials of parenting are rigorous yet the rewards are rich. I imagine life without kids and sometimes it seems enticing. Then one of my kids will just out of the blue come up and tell me they love me. My rewards are indeed rich. Thank you for posting this.


6/18/2005 5:00 pm

This friend truly deserves what you have writen and so much more.Would I change anything, only that my son was able to do more, do I ever wish I was free and not a parent NEVER. That is the best blessing I have ever had.

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
6/18/2005 2:43 pm

that is lovely hun,i get the same love from my cats lol

I'm a

i'm here to stay

expatbrit49 62M

6/18/2005 1:55 pm

Great post Candy and soooo true I have days when I would like to strangle my kids but I have way more days when I wouldnt trade them for anything.

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