Write Tribe Festival

My Parents : the biggest treasure of my life

I am taking part in the Write Tribe Festival of Words #6 and this is my first post for the same. The prompt is to write about a treasure that I have. And my first thought goes to my baby who is eleven months old. But then I realised, since I have become a mom, everything in my life revolves around my son. Why shouldn’t I write about the people who brought me into this world and gave me my identity, My Parents. Is there anything more pure than the love and affection of our parents?

Our Life Cycle

Have you noticed how the life cycle goes on? As kids, we totally depend on our parents, and then when we hit adolescence, we question everything they have taught us. We feel that we are not being given the freedom we deserve. Eventually, we realise, everything that our parents warned us about, was correct. And that is when we start respecting them and loving them more and more. When we get married and have kids, we understand our parent better and wonder how they did it. How did they raise us so well and never complained?

parents-the biggest treasure of my life

My treasure

Now that I am a mom, I can relate to the sacrifices my parents made while raising me and my brother. I remember how they never declined any of our demands. How my mother took care of me as a baby and did all the household chores without any help ! I can’t function if my maid takes a day off. My parents worked so hard to provide us with all the luxuries. I feel they are the most precious treasure of my life because, no body can love me as selflessly as they do. Not even my own children.

Gratitude

Mom and dad, I want to thank you for everything that you have done to give me such a beautiful childhood. Thank you for being my biggest support and standing by me during all the tough times. Thank you for believing in me and letting me take my own decisions. Thank you for keeping me in your prayers at all times.

I want to apologise for being such a troublesome teenager and I am sorry if I ever let you down in those days. I was young and naive and did not understand the repercussions of my actions. I do now. I am sorry if I could not come up to your expectations from me. I still strive very hard to make you proud. I pray everyday for the best of your health and happiness.

“We are busy growing up that we forget that they are growing old too” Tell them how much you love them each and everyday.

 

44 thoughts on “My Parents : the biggest treasure of my life

  1. Our parents make various sacrifices and adjustments for which we can’t repay them. It’s truly a treasure. I am sure your parents will feel happy and special reading this post.

  2. I have noticed that when we show our gratitude to our parents, which they never expect from us, they instantly become happy. A hug, a thanks, or even a smile can from us can make them happy. They indeed are our greatest treasures.

  3. Our parents are great treasures. I have a zucchini bread baking in the oven and I remember how my mother taught me how to bake and was patient as flour fluttered everywhere and my apron became a sticky mess. I am adept in the kitchen now because my mom taught me so well.

  4. Just loved this – from my heart, such a lovely gratitude post this is. Often we take our parents for granted and never have express our gratitude to them, you have made this post beautifully, I think I too need to write a post like this

  5. What a lovely post – I totally agree, you definitely appreciate and understand your parents more and more the older you get! I don’t have my own children but I can imagine you would appreciate even more what they have done for you 🙂

  6. This is so honest and heartfelt. With a two year old, I often question how my grandmother wrangled 16 children and managed to cook and clean everyday! I love that you thanked them and apologized. We really don’t know their angle until we’re placed in their shoes with our own responsibility!

  7. It is so important to show our gratitude to our parents. Once I became a parent I was able to fully understand everything they have done for me.

  8. The cycle of life is built around gratitude. And things really do come full circle! We start off reveling in the love of our parents, then gradually push away from them to form our own identity. As we become older teens and young adults we start really appreciating our parents. Then when we have little ones of our own we realize in greater depth how much our parents mean to us and how much they deeply love us too. It’s at that point in our lives that we realize what an incredible treasure they are!

  9. This was such a touching write up. I don’t think I can fully relate, not being a parent, however, I do recognize the “cycle” you mentioned. I appreciate my parent more as I have aged.

  10. Our parents love us so selflessly. This post should be dedicated to all the parents who have spent sleepless nights worrying about and caring for us. I agree that we should tell them how much we love them every single day. Cheers!!

  11. This is beautifully written. I love how you express the love and gratitude you have for your parents. It certainly is that once we become parents, we truly realize what our own parents went through in raising us!

  12. What a super sweet post dedicated to you parents. I am not a mom yet so maybe I will understand the life cycle when I become one.

  13. What a lovely post! This’s such a sweet letter to our parents .We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. A father’s goodness is higher than the mountain, a mother’s goodness deeper than the sea. Parents always love children with all their hearts. Your words deeply impressed me. I believe you are a pious daughter and a wonderful mother.

  14. The love of a parent is truly not recognized till the point where one becomes a parent herself. Lovely ending…looking back there’s so much I could apologize for.

  15. This is a touching post. Our parents are a real treasure. We may have our arguments or frustrations, but we will always love them.

  16. We have to accept that our parents are not perfect. I don’t have kids yet but adulthood has taught me that life is so difficult and I am so grateful my parents have helped me through this journey

  17. How wonderful to have parents like that – you really are very lucky; not all of us have had such positive parental influences like this. A beautifully written post.

  18. No doubts parents are the biggest treasure. I lost my mom some 9 years back and it’s never been same after that. We need to treasure and worship them till they are between us.

  19. Ever since I became a parent I realised we have been taking our parents for granted for so long. My respect for them is now more for the same things I used to hate about them as a kid. I guess what I am today, a strong head, most of the credits goes to their upbringing. A lovely article dear.

  20. My mom has always been my best frd and I strive hard to share with my daughter. I agree, I have so much more respect for my parents now that I am one!

  21. Beautiful written post. I really love the concept of this post. Me too have the best parents in this world and frankly speaking I loved them more even after becoming a mom. Now i realised the true meaning of mom and dad and there place in my life. Thanks for sharing this lovely post.

  22. This is a great tribute to your parents. It is so true that our parents teach us and we teach our children. What mom said I would see when I was older was so very true. My sons are getting older and understanding now what I was trying to teach them. It really is a cycle. Life is to short so appreciate the ones that love us and the ones we love. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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