“For a wonderful physical tie binds the parents to the children; and—by some sad, strange irony—it does not bind us children to our parents. For if it did, if we could answer their love not with gratitude but with equal love, life would lose much of its pathos and much of its squalor, and we might be wonderfully happy.” –E.M. Forster
We all do celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and shower them love in all forms on these special dates, and there are also some of us like me who have Mom’s and Dad’s day, each and every day because they are in our care, and their health is not well. It is not easy, sometimes often than not their needs come first, and your time is no longer yours. You know you’re doing your best, but when you’re alone, and stress gets over you… You also ask yourself, why me? As I grow older, I learned to answer this question with another question… “Why not me?” These 3 words helped me all these years, tho honestly it doesn’t get any easier but in a way, my love for our parents motivated me more. It’s a real huge struggle, but it’s what made me stronger too, and very blessed! One day, I may share my life in a book oopppss, who knows! So I can share how some people and circumstances had tried to really pin me down to the floor (Metaphoric coz you can’t do that to me physically, I’m a big fan of WWE wrestling I know the moves haha, and I’m a heavy oinkie!) Magically when these situations happened and when I’m thinking it’s the end of the line for me, suddenly a certain blessing will come right away to replace whatever was lost, sometimes more than what was expected. That’s how it is, all the time! I am very blessed! And I know why… It’s because of my Lucky Charms! My Mom and my Dad! I love you two sooooo much Mama and Tatay, stay healthy and rocking! Happy Mother’s and Father’s Day to you and… To all children taking care of their parents, and sacrificing even their own happiness, you are heroes too, I know most of you I meet you in the waiting areas of the Hemodialysis Units, in hospital corridors, in Physical Rehab Centers, and all over the places. Let’s celebrate you too, you deserve a tight hug! And to all kids reading this, love your parents. We are lucky we still have them to love, to care for. Some are just holding pictures of theirs, and wishing they are still alive. Do it, before it’s too late.