… having a great parents with their unconditional love.
When you are in your 40’s and still having your healthy loving parents around, you are blessed. When you realize how independent your parents are in their old age, you are blessed. When you remember your parents never take you for granted, you are blessed. When you know that your parents will always support you, you are blessed.
I know I am. Although my parents are living thousand miles away, I could feel their never ending love in every breath I take. Recalling my journeys in life, I am blessed because my parents always support me in every step I made. They still do until this moment. They always trust me, they always believe in me. And the best most of all, they never stop pray for my well-lived life.
I understood well, it’s not always easy to deal with our parents. In this course of life, there was or will be a slight misunderstanding or even big friction between us and our parents. That generation gap between us could be seen as a culprit. But hey… consider that as one of the fun facts about family life. There are no perfect parents. The choice is boiled down to either great or bad. However, have we asked ourselves: Am I a great or bad child for my parents? Parents do the best they thought. When they had us, there was no manual attached. At the end of the day, communication plays the most important role in parents-children relationship.
There is a gentle reminder is worth to ponder: Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we are often forget they are also growing old.
Love them. Thank them. Call them. Talk to them. Listen to them. Visit them. Hug them. Make time for them. Give them reason to smile, everyday. Show all your love and care for them before the end of time. While they are still around.
I saw many scenes in people’s life how they treat their elders. Some are so hurtful, some are so uplifting. As I grow older, I understand more and more about the meaning of this version that I had been taught when I was 9 years old.
Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour. And out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: ‘My Lord! Bestow on them Thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.’.