The greatest Love of all is motherly love. Or let me extend this to parental love. When we fall in love with our children we come closest to experiencing love in its purest form. That unconditional LOVE.
The baby on my arm is my youngest son when he was about one month old. He is almost an adult now. My other three children are all adults already at the time of updating this post in 2022.
Falling in Love with our Babies
Seeing the image, triggered my memory of how pure and strong the love for him was at this time. I could never imagine that I could get angry with him and that I would have to tell him off – ever.
I experienced that same feeling with each of my four children when they were tiny. While contemplating what to write about the greatest love of all this poem came to me:
I Love You, My Child
I Love You.
I will protect you
And cherish you.
I will clean your wounds,
Cure them, and
Teach you to wait patiently
Only need time to heal.
I Love You, and
I will never reject you.
Even when I am angry,
When I need to discipline you, and
When I believe that I know what is right
I will be there with you
Ready to receive you
With open arms.
I Love You, and
I will show you
What is right and
What is wrong, until
You can decide for yourself.
You will learn, that
I am not always right
Nor always good.
When you become old enough
To question my authority
Question my motives,
I will be grateful
That I could witness
Your maturing into
Such a Beautiful
Human Being As You Are.
I love You and Thank You for Needing me.
By Judith Schjørring – 2012
Parental Love – The Greatest Love
In retrospect I can tell you, that parental love is the greatest love of all. And it is supposed to be. Parental love allows us to experience the unconditional love of the creator for his creations. There is no other feeling or emotion in this world which teaches us better of forgivenss and acceptance than the love towards our children.
The Best Times of My Life
I now realize that the best moments in my life were the ones with my children, with my family, with my friends, spending time with people. Sharing food, thoughts, ideas, drinks, jokes and fun.
All the other things don’t matter anymore. None of the other memories can compare to the one’s enjoyed with other people. It dawns on me, why we are here. Basically, to enjoy each other’s company. To love and cherish each other. To help each other discover this sheer power within, the LOVE that we are.
Our Children Are Angels
Our children are like angels sent to us by the universe, to remind us why we came and who we truly are. I was in the lucky situation to have had 4 of them, who were entrusted to me.
So, if you are thinking about having children, go ahead and do it. It makes life so much more interesting and so much more worth while. Here is a small sample of my life when all my kids were still all living at home.
As my children got older and naughtier, testing their borders all the time, I did get angry. And I did have to discipline them. I made many, many mistakes in their upbringing.
As time went on, I got older and wiser, more understanding of their actions. I learned that, as long as I had love in my mind and heart, I would take the right decision. I learned to stop my ranting and tirades in the middle of a heated discussion and ask myself if that was what I wanted? Anger, hate, dislike and tears?
No. I would stop and search for a memory of love and choose to find a way to peace, choose understanding instead of accusing.
When I could forgive them there and then – they forgave me there and then, too – and we would find a way to move on. The next chapter would come, the next experience to be had. And I realized, that they were actually teaching me. And that I needed FOUR of them to actually understand the lesson.
Our Children are our Greatest Teachers
Our children are great teachers, and mine to me are the most important ones in my life. I learned to the stop myself in a rage and search for a better way, for an inkling of love, gratitude, goodness in any situation and in the presence of any person.
Would I have learned that without them? Maybe yes, but it might have taken me much longer….
If you would like to know more of how this process of stopping and searching for love works read Inducing Consciuosness in a Fight.
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