I have been a quote collector for many many years and hadn't put a lot of thought into this quote - it just made sense to me so I liked it, but today when I read it - it reminded me of my mother since she didn't quite fit the description of what I would have requested for a mother, but she was what I was blessed with and she gave me life. That she didn't have to do - so I'm thankful for the gift of life and I will always love her for that.
Once my mom's demons were gone we all were able to experience the real her. It's unfortunate that many years had passed before we really felt love from her, but as a parent I know she did the best that she could with what was going on in her life, and loved us with all she had.
In life we have to choose to focus on the positive things that we receive from the people that we love, instead of judging people on how they love/loved us.
Have a happy and blessed Friday... remember to love!