It’s amazing how much you learn about yourself once you become a parent. You discover how capable you are, how much you’re willing to sacrifice, and your ability to love unconditionally. My 3 children have taught me the value of each of these.
I often hear people coin the phrase “supermum” when they see a mother doing a exceptional job at raising their children. I have been called that several times before. But for me, it’s not about what I am but what my children are to me.
All three of my children have special needs; one of which is a speech delay. Most of my time is spent attending appointments; absorbing the information given to me and implementing the strategies at home. Some days are harder than others, but I continue to persevere because I would do anything for my children.
The love for my children has no boundaries. It is unconditional. I can feel it in my heart when I’m rushing to appointments, when I’m patient with them, when I’m enunciating words to help them understand. The extent of my unconditional love is clear when I am willing to do absolutely anything to ensure my children have a better future.
Thuy Le (formerly known as Thuy Yau) is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share her own personal experiences about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She is currently writing her first book.
2 thoughts on “The Extent of Unconditional Love”
I get it, I feel the same way, but you wouldn’t always know it by my mood. I struggle sometimes. I have a five and six-year old and I there are times I begrudginly complete my parental tasks and have to fake it. A friend once told me that usually when a parent gets annoyed with his/her kids is when they are trying to do something else while their kids kids compete for their attention. Guilty as charged.
Hello Mike, I do know how you feel. As parents, we still have to complete our normal day-to-day tasks, whilst also attending to our children’s needs. But we all try to do what is best for our kids and I think that’s what unconditional love is. Some days will be harder than others, but I’m sure our kids appreciate all that we do for them 🙂