Most of us would associate this phrase with romantic love. I feel this is also the case when you find something in life that you love to do, your passion. Especially when this passion conflicts with the love you have for your child.
I love writing and know this is what I want to do for the rest of my life but I also love my daughter. On a hot sunny day we will get lunch in a café. While we are waiting for food to arrive I will scribble down some notes. I try to do it discreetly so that she knows my attention is on her. Some would say this is good multi-tasking. Others would say I am a bad mother.
The flip side of that with some parents is that they give up on their own dreams and try to get their children to live them. They end up taking their frustrations out on their children if they do not succeed.
I have also come across parents who pour all their love onto their children and nothing else. When they flee the nest they have nothing in their lives to get excited about. What started as love turns to possession, interference and control. Often resulting in relationships ending.
All these are dilemma’s that stem from love. Is it true love in all cases though?