One crazy realization that this love has brought me is the true understanding that this is how much my parents have loved and love me. I have no doubt about that now. Not that I ever did. I must admit, I’ve spent some time in my 20s analyzing the ways in which my parents screwed me up over the years, and granted, the screwed-up is there. But I never really knew that THIS was what they went through. Wow.
I'm sure they chuckle to themselves every time they talk to me these days. Haha- I sure did get my come-upins. And I mean that in the best way possible.