Saying, love, is acceptance is like saying a car is "reverse." No, a car is no more "reverse" than it is "drive" or it is "honk." Moving in reverse is something that cars do, but they also have many other functions. Reverse plays a critical role, especially considering many of us go in that direction to pull out of our driveways every morning before we can do anything else. However, after we are finished reversing, it is even more vital to move forward. The same is true about acceptance. It is a great first step, but there are some sequential steps that should follow. Love can cause me to accept that my child has an unusually difficult time reading, but what good would it be if I stopped there in the name of acceptance. The greater love would be seen in me sacrificing my leisure time, sleep, and maybe even finances to ensure my child's reading ability improves. Mere acceptance wouldn't be love; it's more accurately described as neglect.