Like all of us, as a kid, I have seen the world from my dad’s shoulders. Very carefully, my family picked up the right things for me and very carefully they chose the kind of people who were good for me, because parents love their kids the most in their lives. But, as we grow older, we tend to learn to balance on our own feet. But I, as an individual overlooked that path and instead, I chose to walk holding my parents’ hands. Most of us start thinking that, as grown-ups asking money from parents would bring us shame but I fearlessly asked my parents for help. My parents were next to me whenever I felt low. Most of us, would keep our problem to ourselves fearing what our parents would think. But I did not care or maybe I was preparing myself for bigger challenges. I don’t know. I don’t know, but it felt right to see my parents next to me through thick and thin. My family completes me. We have a strong bond, and that was the reason, even after taking the decision of moving out of my family home, my parents supported the move and in return, I made sure that I wont be leaping family values at any cost.
My mom always told me that it is important to work hard in life but it is equally important to rest and prepare yourself. Blindly working hard would never give anything because things happen at their own pace. Flowers do not grow because you are watering the plant every single day. Flowers grow only in the season. It took a while for me to understand my mother’s lesson, but I got it right in my mind, that good and bad times come when they are meant to come. It is not in our hands to stop it, but it is in our hands to prepare ourselves, so that we can handle it well.
This is me sitting on my dad’s lap and in centre, is my sister. Now we both are grown up. I have a beautiful niece and a baby boy to look forward to. Lives have changed for all of us but since the beginning, we have been a very close knit family. Since both of us have always stayed away from home, we valued their importance more than other kids of our age. There have been hard times when I felt isolated and when I felt that no, my family doesn’t love me. Obviously I have been naive, innocent and unknown to the love and sacrifice they have done so that we can be happy. They have taught me a lot and imagining a life without them, is something I haven’t yet thought of. I wish i had one wish and I would have made them immortal.
But now, they are getting older. Now is when I realise that they could have enjoyed their lives, got married late, or stayed single for the sake of their freedom. They would have spent their savings on vacations when money was hard to earn, they would have dined in different countries. But instead of all of the above, they chose to give birth to me They sacrificed their needs, their happiness, their desires, so that I can live my life happily in abundance of money, love and care.
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