It struck me as she said it, that I can remember thinking the very same thing about my parents at some time. It seems we all seek for love and approval. . .from a parent, a spouse, a sibling, a boss. What machinations we will go through to receive that recognition that we "are loved".
There is one thing we can know, however, and that is we don't have to do anything to be loved by God. In fact, "We love Him, because He first loved us." (1John 4:19). He loves us no matter what our state. "But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ,"(Ephesians 2:4,5).
What a wonder that the God of the Universe would love us, would love me! What a miracle, what a comfort, what a joy divine!