As we want our children to love us, we also must love our parents, aka the kids grandparents unconditionally.
My brother called and told me the other night my mums legs were numb. I was concerned. Yesterday morning, after sending my kids to childcare, and braving the heavy downpour, i was on my way to visit my mum when along the way, I saw a pickup parked by the side of the road, 2 m down, were a pair of legs.
Moving forward, an old lady of about 60 to 70 years old was lying by the road, the head profusely bleeding. It was raining heavily and some passer-bys had gathered to see what help they could offer. One had run for medical attention, and the doctor had refused to come. I called the police and requested medical attention via ambulance. It was very depressing to see the old lady and we could not render help, as movements may aggravate her injuries. Finally, the ambulance came and another doctor from a nearby clinic had run here to help. There was little we could do. A neighbour told us the lady stayed alone as her children could not get along with her. It was raining heavily, and with the old lady’s slow movements, she could not get across the road quickly.
I told my mum my encounter. I also asked my mum to be careful on the road, to stop at traffic lights and cross only when cars stopped.
This morning, my mum called to tell me the old lady had died in the ambulance along the way. The old lady also has a grandson to get married this week. I sighed.
While we young parents are trying to cope and nurture and equip our children, lets love our parents, spend time with them and love them unconditionally as they have loved us. It is worth the effort.Without them, there will be no us in the present. Lets not grief and regret only after they passed on.