Love your parents more in their old age… it’s when they need it most

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I checked on Mom…she’s sleeping soundly.
I looked at her old and worn out face,
gave her a feather-light kiss on her forehead
so as not to wake her up.

When she wakes up in the morning,
I know she’ll be forgetting a lot of things again.
We’ll be arguing again over trivial things…
and I will have to remind her again and again
that she has already eaten, taken her medicine,
or that she’s not due to go home yet.

Taking care of our old parents is not always easy.
But we have to keep on reminding ourselves
that we, too, shall grow old and we will want our kids to be patient with us, too, despite our imperfections.

Love your parents more in their old age…
it’s when they need it most.

 

About Mommyjoyce

Isang simpleng nanay na adik magbasa, adik magsulat at adik sa anak! Idol ko si Mother Theresa, kaboses ako dati ni Ate Shawie Cuneta (joke); maawain sa mga madudungis, siga sa mga taong nang-aapi, at lifecoach sa mga kabataan at mga magulang na walang ibang makausap, Ang simpleng motto ko in life: Cherish everyday (not just because it could be my last); kundi kasi, bukas iba na naman ang flavor ng buhay! Kaya namnaming maigi!