There are lot of things we wish we could tell our parents. I wish I could tell my parents how much I loved them, but sometimes it is so uncomfortable spitting such things out. True, we cannot deny that our mothers birthed us and (in most cases) our fathers supported us. Indeed, my parents must have gone through hell changing my diapers, listening to me cry, and feeding me, because I am a tough nut. But here are some things I hope my parents know even if I don’t say them face-to-face.
1.That you are my biggest hero
This goes beyond the sci-fi or fantasy characters we are used to. My parents rock, and they have provided enough pleasant memories for me to always regard them as my heroes. My parents have not only given me life, but have stuck with me through its ups and downs.
2.That I think about you everyday
Even when my schedule is busy and crazy, I still think about you. I am a product of your flesh and I will always connect with your soul.
3.That I am privileged to be your child
Although I didn’t ask for or earn it, you raised me under your roof. You nurtured me and offered me everything necessary to become an adult.
4.That I appreciate you for everything you have done for me
There are countless small things that must have gone unnoticed and that I never said thank you for. But this gratitude is indelible in my heart, because I do not know how I would have dealt with the world without you.
5.That I understand
I know that you are not perfect and that you are humans. But I understand that we all go through struggles, and even you are not immune to this. Yet, through these challenges, you brought me to life and gave me the support I needed to face my own struggles.
6.That I miss you deeply
I am far away trying to build my career and start my own family. But even far away, I still feel homesick. Maybe I should be closer to you, but I know you always wanted me to chase my dreams. So although I miss you, I will do well to make the most of it.
7.That I am a better person because of you
I didn’t end up a disappointment to myself or to society; rather, I turned out to be passionate and strong-willed. In me you instilled the fire of compassion and the warmth of kindness.
8.That I love you more than words can vocalize
Love is more of an active word, and it is better shown than spoken. However, I have so much love for you inside of me that it would take forever to finish expressing it.
9.That your sacrifices will always ring a bell in my heart
Putting us your children ahead of yourself must have been a difficult sacrifice. But you committed yourself to the process all the same. Your decisions weren’t driven out of selfishness, but were based on what was best for us.
10.That the horror of losing you haunts me every now and then
Death is inevitable, and I must face the fact that you will not always be around. One day, I will live a parentless life, and this gives me nightmares. When the two of you are gone, I know I will have to go on and continue the journey that I was born to undertake.
11.That I am sorry
I have made mistakes, and through those mistakes I was able to learn. I apologize for the errors I have made or whatever negative impact I have had on you. I was often selfish and a spoiled brat.
12.That you will always be my best friends
It is impossible to replace you or our relationship with anyone else. You will always be the people I can turn to and spend special moments with.
13.That I can forgive you for anything you have done to me
It would be difficult for me to hold anything against you. Our relationship ranks more highly than any discomfort we have caused each other. For any mistakes you have made or any pain you have caused me, I can forgive you gracefully.
14. That my kids will be an important part of your life
My kids won’t be far away from you. They will be happy to spend wonderful moments with you.
15. That I will never say goodbye
I will always hold on to you. The pleasant memories and the little pieces that belong to you I will always hold dear. Because even when you are gone, you will always be with me.
Written by Casey Imafidon