Life can feel so tough sometimes.
My heart feels heavy tonight.
Cherish your parents.
This reminds me of when everyone tells you to cherish your children, hold them close, etc etc…..how TRUE!!! and I certainly do !!!! I am in NO way making light of this heartfelt message.
But when it comes to your parents? the odds of them passing, and leaving you to continue finding life all on your own, are pretty good. More than likely we will all feel that way at some point and time. Some sooner than others.
I was one of them. My neice was one of them.
I was around 30 years old and had two small children, and found myself as a mid-life orphan. It did NOT feel good. How was I to go on without my parents guidence? I was not even sure how to BE a parent myself!! but I figured it out. I had to.
Not an age issue. My parents were in their 60’s…my sister was only 49. What is fair about that? nothing.
I attended a funeral Monday for someone elses “parent”. Sad. He was elderly and he was more than ready to continue his journey to heaven. He actually begged for it Even when they are aging and in bad health, it forces you, the son or daughter, to a different level of adulthood.
I saw many “parents” of my peers attending this funeral as well.
Today one of THEM died unexpectedly. Two days later. Completely and utterly unexpected. Went to work. Never came home. Around the age my parents were.
It makes my heart extremely heavy. It brings back memories, that no matter the age, I was NOT ready to be without my parents. I savored and cherished every single moment I had with them both. I really did. My sisters did. Our kids did. Our husbands did. But sooner or later….. it will more than likely happen.
I know this family did as well, and now they are left to wrap their minds and hearts around what just took place.
I send this post to remind my readers.
Call your parents
Love your parents
Value their wisdom and respect their opinion.
It is all just a matter of time.
Go through life with no regrets.
…and if like myself, be thankful for the parents you once had and the little bits of themselves they leave behind in you and around you.
As on my parents stone:
“Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal”
God bless them both.