There are a lot of things I don't have these days--some big, some small--some important, some so not! One thing I do have, big and important, is the unconditional love of my parents. They are still around, still together, and still care about the wellbeing of their children even more than they probably should. They may live 21 hours away by car, but they want to know everything that's going on in my family's life and we pretty much talk every day, even if for a few minutes. This is a big deal for me these days when I've come across a lot of broken parent/adult child relationships.
This is not to say everything is always eazy-peazy-lemon-squeezy. Not at all. Actually, the last couple of years have been full of challenges and unexpected twists and turns--lousy situations nobody should have to deal with for the first time in their seventies. Still, their love, help, concern, and humor is unconditional. There's something amazing about that word: unconditional.
We need more of the unconditional in the world, I think.