I’m not going to lie to you, it’s incredible. I was born to two loving parents who waited until they were well-off financially to have children.
The only struggle I’ve ever had in my life is with depression (genetic/hereditary, nothing I can really do about it).
I’m in college now, my parents pay for my expensive university with all their heart, they go out of their way to do little things to make me happy.
My mom will surprise me with take out from my favorite restaurant, my dad will surprise me with basketball tickets or take me to see a movie.
We have “arguments” but its 99% of the time over little things that we don’t remember 10 minutes later, and it rarely happens.
We operate as a family, make decisions as a family. Like every important decision I make is not all on me, its as a family, so it’s low risk, high reward.
A big part of parents being loving is parents being responsible, and my parents have always been responsible adults. I think its a special kind of cruel when a child loses the strong image of parents, or they never had it in the first place.
I view my parents as strong figures, anchors. They have their moments of weakness but overwhelmingly are always strong.
I only hope to continue this and be an even better parent to my eventual kids.