It’s really interesting how you start off in life, where your parents watch over and take care of you. They feel this deep connection and passion to defend you from any wrongdoers. It’s more interesting when you grow up, your 25, and now you feel a passion to take care of your parents. Interesting how the tables have turned. Now I have to watch over my parents and make sure they’re taking care of themselves, not working themselves too hard, etc. I understand that it is just the natural progression of life. It’s just still very surprising to me how life turns itself around to show you a different perspective.
I remember being a teenager and getting annoyed at everything my parents said. I always thought they weren’t listening or didn’t understand what I was going through. In truth, they knew more than I did and suffered through my mood swings and attitude to guide me in the right direction. It reminds me of this quote I saw on Pinterest, “All these years I tried to get my parents off my back, when in reality they were the only ones who had it.” My parents have always been my biggest supporters and fans. I really don’t know who I would’ve turned up as without them. After high school and shortly into my first year of college I told them I would do anything possible to pay them back. But again, life’s mirror reflects back and it shows me that I really can’t pay them back monetarily, not for all the priceless things they’ve done. The best I can really do is to try to live a good, fulfilling life, to help other people and to make the best of the life that will go by so fast..