No matter how much we like to think of ourselves as “independent”, grown up, our own person, the love of our Father or Mother is something that is deep routed into us and we will ALWAYS strive to find their approval, acceptance, and love.
This is not anything new in the world that I’m revealing. There have been countless movies, and books on the subject. On Golden Pond is one movie that comes to mind first where Jane Fonda desperately still sought Norman, her fathers love and acceptance even though she was in her 40’s and had her own family. She had been carrying this hurt within her, all her life.
The “hurt” or feeling that a parent doesn’t love you completely is probably the deepest hurt anyone can feel. Marriages, boyfriends, and girlfriends come and go. They can be replaced. But you only have one set of parents and there is never a re-do! The love and acceptance of a parent is of the deepest and most important relationship all people have. You can’t change this, it is always there within you!
I only blog about this because someday I hope to be a dad. And I will be an amazing dad! No matter what, some bonds, some love’s, are inseparable and unbreakable!
Please love your children “no matter what”!