Thursday, June 09, 2011

You'll love your children more than your parents...

I was so engrossed watching a grown up son walking his elderly father in a hill resort last weekend. The son could be in his thirties and the father perhaps in his seventies. The father walked with a limp but the son had all the patience, showing the care and love for him. The girlfriend was following at the back, while the son chatted with the father.

I felt good for the son & dad, especially towards the child who hadn't forgotten the old. In life, all parents love their children. When the children are little dots, mothers and fathers would be too happy to walk along with them. No matter how tired the parents are, either the mum or dad is willing to carry them. There is no complaint or fuss, parents just love to spend time with their children. So sad! Not when the children have grown to be parents themselves, they forget their aging parents. They have forgotten how their parents taught them to walk, assisted them when they fell and spoke to them when they were lonely. Now that the aging parents are much older, they might even consider to send them to the old folk homes. Is this love?

Learn from this quote
-"That's the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You'll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and -- in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love -- you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents" — Ursula Hegi


Maram said...

Have u heard this wisdom words of guidance:
• " Heaven lies at your mother's feet" so, treat your mother with d utmost respect, always.
• Who deserves your deeds most? " Your mother!" Who is next? "Your mother"; Who is after that?; "Your mother". Who is next?; "Your father!".
Think and you will saviour the beauty of these words of guidance.

Robert Foo said...

Hi Maram,
Yes! Those are beautiful & meaningful wisdom of guidance but i wonder how many of the younger people of today practice them.

Walk around the parks or the shopping malls,families would be walking with their children. You hardly see their aging parents around. So sad!

Thank you for reading my blog Maram.