yes my mom did love us, even if it was in her own way. i do have to say despite the drugs and alcohol my mom did put us first by sacrificing being with a man to make sure we were protected, even though she came close to being married once and we told her to that we loved the guy but she didnt trust any man around us.
but most of that i learned because of how my mom was. if i let it get me down then i wouldnt be happy and could have moved in the same direction but i made myself better and refused to be like that. i want my daughter to know beyond a resonable doubt that i loved her more than anything in the world. in that respect i guess my mom taught me how to be a better mother.
The only person who can make you happy is you. Be your own self and love who you are because each and every one of you are wonderful for who you are