Thursday, August 26, 2010
Writer's Workshop: What Unconditional Love Means to Me
This week's prompt: “It was as if an invisible thread hooked her to her boy. The thread could go taut or slack but it could never come undone, it could never reach the end of its spool because there was no end; it bound them forever.” What does unconditional love mean to you?
Much like the quote included with this prompt, my children are always the first thought when I talk about unconditional love. When your child is placed in your arms for the first time, be it in the delivery room or through the channels of adoption, an overwhelming sense of love overtakes you. In that moment, you can't comprehend anything separating you from your tiny treasure, and woe to the person who would even sugest such a thought. To often though, as we journey through life love is based on being good enough, living up to expectations set by others, how bad we messed up, how great we did, other people's opinions dictated to others, and a ton of other preposterous reasons.
Unconditional love for me is knowing that no matter what my children do or the decisions they choose to make in life, they will always have my love. They might make decisions that I don't agree with and can't support, but my love will not stop because of those choices. There might be times of distancing (I pray not), but they will always know that no matter what they choose in life that I will always love them just as much as the day they were born.
Unconditional love comes with no strings attached; because in my opinion, if there are strings, then it was never really unconditional love to begin with.
To join in the Writer's Workshop, stop by Mama Kat's (link's at the top of post) , choose a prompt and jump right in!