Love for a child, when you accept the responsibility of a lifetime commitment to it, is probably the one time you get to have a pure emotion. While secretly you hope for emotional reciprocity, you give your love and support no matter what. You love because you have no other choice. That love will be one of the last things you will feel when your time on this mortal coil comes to an end. When you add up your accomplishments, it goes in a special category. I always am angry at the men who walk away, sure in the knowledge it's an evil decision and one that prevents them from becoming a complete human being. They are forever cut off from a feeling they don't even realize would have made them better, and wander the world with walls around them that they never see, but keeps them from ever completely maturing.