To preface this: I love my mum. But I don’t love her because she’s my mum.
I love her because she raised me with kindness and respect. She supported me through the good and the bad, never stopped loving me even when I was being a moody bitch. She respects my beliefs and opinions, even if they differ from her own, and allows me to make my own choices.

However, just because you have a child doesn’t mean that child needs to love you. Love and respect is earned – it’s not just given. Yes you may have a child, but unless you actually raise them and treat them with respect, it’s unlikely they will love you back.

Lots of women can be a mother – it takes someone special to be a truly good one.

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