How could I love another child as much as I love Z? He was my whole world pre-Bodhi.
Not that I wouldn't love and adore Bodhi, but the same, as much? How would it work?
I felt embarrassed just thinking about it. It sounds so silly now even saying it out loud.
I remember talking with my beautiful ninety-year-old Great Aunt Inez about it. She laughed and smiled. I will never forget her reaction. Her reply was, "Honey, it's just that much more love." She looked at me like, "you'll see, honey, you'll see.".
You know what? She was right. Oh so very right.
I adore each of my very different boys with all my heart. There is no such thing as favorites. As I tell them, I love you more than the universe times infinity.
Having one child taught me the true meaning of unconditional love.
Having two teaches me to share and spread that love further.
It also taught me, more than anything ever before, that everyone deserves unconditional love.
We are all someone's child.
Sometimes when I get angry at someone, or think someone is being stupid or are just plain pissed off at them, I remind myself that they are so loved by someone, and why can't that someone also be me.
That is the beauty of unconditional love.
We all deserve it.
We are all one.