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Shelia King, AA
Mental Health & Recovery Associate
Mentally it made me feel like it was a curse or sin to even talk about it. All I ever wanted was unconditional love.
Today, I know that unconditional love is affection without any limitations and love without conditions. I learned children are equipped and prepared to do the job; children will give you unconditional love. I was a person who always looked for approval in other places or from people who were incapable of giving it.
I grew up never feeling, hearing, or understanding what unconditional love was. I have learned that love comes from my children and my higher power. Unconditionally, children will give you a different kind of love, hugs, support, and kisses. That is the kind of love a person cannot find in money or material things.
As a mother, I must also invest in that love. Children will be there for you through good days and difficult times. My daughters and I have a special bond. They have been my biggest supporters; they have been there for me many times. There were times when I could not be there for my girls emotionally, mentally or, physically. They have always been there for me. I have learned to return that unconditional love by kissing, holding them, and letting them know that they are loved.
I understand unconditional love is both emotional and spiritual. When I look in the faces of my girls, they say to me “You can’t make enough mistakes to push me away; you can’t hurt me enough to make me walk away; or you can’t do enough wrong for me to not love you. I will still love you; I will never stop loving you mom because you have always given us unconditional love.” I look at my girls and say to myself “Thank you”. I say to myself in a small voice, “That’s unconditional love”. Because of my girls, I can face the world and I can be myself and that is more than enough.
8/3/2020 01:34:01 am
Thank you for writing this. As a 48 year single mother of a loving 6 year old daughter; I can wholeheartedly relate to this beautifully written article. Way to go, sis!
8/3/2020 07:52:16 am
Thank you for this, Sheila. You put my sentiments in blog form. This is a beautiful truth and I thank God for you Sis. Love you
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