Never underestimate FAMILY.
A Mom and Dad are the heart of the family who ask for little in return. They ARE usually the ones who are taken for granted.
A Mom and Dad are those who give valuable lessons, only to be ignored.
A Mom and Dad will steer you away from harm, even though you may think they are being too tough.
A Mom and Dad are the ones YOU fall back on when the world closes their doors behind you.
A Mom and Dad will teach YOU of the harmful drugs out there, in fear that your friends may convince you to try them. Even though these “friends” of yours won’t care when you become dependent on them.
A Mom and Dad may seem like a pain in the butt sometimes, but they’re the ones who will pick up the pieces after ALL your friends are long gone.
A Mom and Dad will LOVE YOU unconditional, even when you inadvertently hurt them.
SO – Next time someone says,”Sometimes family is stronger then BLOOD” ask those family-stronger-then-blood if they’re willing to :
- Help you out in a pinch
- Outright give you a vehicle without any questions asked or demand of payment
- Give you monies without payment
- Look after your kids when no ones else will look after them
- Help you out with food when your cupboard is empty
- Ask you to come over so they may serve you a three course meal
- Take you out to a fine restaurant at their expense
- Pay for your gas or maintenance on your car they gave you.
A Mom and Dad work tirelessly to make sure their children and grandchildren are looked after from the time they are born to the day they die. AND I say die, because the reality of life may be your child will die before the parents.
A Mom and Dad may seem to hide in the background, never asking for praise, but believe you me, never ever take your FAMILIES BLOOD for granted, because one day it may come back and bite you in the butt.
Yes. It’s true. One day when your Mom and Dad are old and they no longer will be able to look after themselves, that is the time YOU will have to step-up-to-the-plate, willing to take responsibility for your parents, only because YOU want to and you LOVE them.
LOVE may be the only thing thicker then blood, because that’s when a child grows into a responsible adult, who finds a partner they LOVE. It’s this time in life when they LOVE each other so much, they become ONE. It’s then they continue the journey of looking after their own responsibilities in life, having children to express their LOVE for each other.
BUT – sometimes a partner today doesn’t necessarily mean their madly in love for each other. It may mean they are compatible in so many ways. They are a union of understanding each other. They are a seamless BOND, unlike the conventional marriage of a man and women.
This is the ONLY comparison to a families bloodline.
So, PLEASE – next time you think your parents are being tough on YOU, just realize they are looking out for YOU in your best interest. A Mom and Dad are painfully behind-the-scenes caring for your welfare, even though YOU may NOT respect them.
The last thing any caring parent wants to see happen to their child :
- End up dying before the parent
- Finding out their child is dependant on drugs
- Finding out their child is homeless
- Finding out their child is in a “vegetable” state after a horrific accident.
- Finding out their child is in jail because of stealing or worse.
- Finding out their child is left dead in a gutter.
These are the worse fears of any parent and it follows them to the day they die.
PLEASE REMEMBER –
Your MOM and DAD are there. THEY are the ones that really care about YOU. Never ever think your friends are thicker then BLOOD, because the truth-of-the-matter is, they aren’t!
SO – remember these words because just maybe your words may HURT your parents, without YOU realizing it…or maybe you do and you’re taking your parents for granted.
AND – Last but NOT least, take heed to what your parents are trying to educate YOU towards; towards a better human being.
One day, being no fault of your parents, they may ask YOU for help, only because LIFE has sent them a hard curve. Whatever may be the circumstances YOU will help your MOM and DAD, because now YOU have grown into a responsible human being who LOVES your MOM and DAD unconditionally.
It’s the circle of life.