Love for my DD. There's nothing I wouldn't do for her and it's obviously a much different deeper love. I love DH with my whole heart too but he is a grown man capable of taking care of himself physically and emotionally. I put both of them before me all of the time but if I had to choose to save only one from danger it would be DD. DH feels the same way. She's his whole world and we both agree it should be that way.
If I do my job right my children will leave and my DH will still be there. That said, he ever messed with them wrong and I'd F that man up big time.
I don't see this as an either/or question. And how does one quantify "stronger"?
I'd say they're both equal in strength. I just love them both in different ways.
Love for my spouse no doubt!
you ladies are right it is an equal love but very different kind of love. My DH, My DD, and my DS those three are my world and my reason for existing i love them all with my heart and soul
I can't compare the two. My children are growing up and moving on with their lives but my husband is still here and always will be. We have a very deep bond that is not shared with anyone else and without him, there would be no children.
I love a lot of people (even strangers) but my love for my husband Todd AND our 5 kids is beyond compare and indescribable. I am passionately BEYOND in love with all 6 of them but it's just a different kind of love for my husband and for my kids. I can't say one is stronger than they other, I would die a slow torturous death for any one of them without any hesitation if I had to. They are my TOP priorities in my life. (if one of them needs me more because of some issue or such then that one gets more attention as needed for the time being) Otherwise now that the kids are all grown young adults they are independent and so Todd gets all my attention except when we are visiting the kids or such then we share attention. : ) We are all very close knit.
It is one of my most determined missions in life to make all 6 of them feel like the most loved, important special people in my life and to make as many priceless memories with them every chance I get to treasure in their hearts even someday after I'm gone and to always be here for them 24/7 if they need me and to inspire and encourage all of them Todd and the kids to always strive to evolve to be better and better people all the time, despite the fact they awe me even now. : )
I've never tried to compartmentalize or compare them. Sure it is a different love from spouse to child but that doesn't mean one is deeper than the other.
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