I’ve been slacking off when it comes to Writer’s Workshop – Being away, and having other things on my mind, has kind of sucked up my time and creativity. But, I’m determined to jump back on track this week, so here goes…
I let Mama Kat’s prompt no. 3 – ‘What does unconditional love mean to you?’ be my inspiration this week…
When I think about unconditional love, the first thought is the love a parent has for a child. To me, that can be the only instance where unconditional love is even possible.
I love my husband. In fact, I absolutely adore him. He’s my best friend and I could not imagine my life without him. Even when we don’t agree on certain things, it doesn’t change how I feel about him. I want to tell you that I love him unconditionally. But, I can’t. And, I’m sure he’d say the same thing, if you asked him.
If he cheated on me – I wouldn’t love him still. Sure, it’s not as clear-cut as that, and I may have residual feelings for him, or at least for whom he used to be, but I could guarantee you that I would not stay in love with him… How could you stay in love with someone who shows no respect for you, for your vows, for the love you said you shared?
That is why I think unconditional love can only be between parents and children… A parent does not usually stop loving their child, even when they do something wrong. Perhaps they hate the actions, but they still love their child, they still want him/her to do well… Don’t they? I’m not a parent, so maybe I’m wrong.
All I know is this – the way the world is today, unconditional love is a rarity – a phenomenon not everyone experiences, and that is sad. Because there’s nothing like the love of a parent – the ones I know I can run to if I need them – that even if they don’t agree with my choices, they’ll always be there to welcome me back with open arms and love.