Our parents-do we repay enough?

@hiveenu (521)
India
January 18, 2007 12:25pm CST
Hi, I've got wonderful parents thanks to Almighty. But of late, I'm feeling guilty thinking that I am not taking care of them sufficiently enough for all the love and care they gave me so far. I can remember them foregoing even the basic luxuries and recreational activities for my sake, serving me even when they were ill, supporting my college years inspite of my father losing his job just after me joining, getting me a good wife and so on. Presently we are a joint family and I take care of them regarding everything but this lingering feeling of repaying them inadequately is always there with me. My friends, how do you feel? Kindly share your thoughts. Thanks.
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@besthope44 (12145)
• India
19 Aug 10
She is my best friend, to share and decide. Thats my best mom and she is unbeatable!I love her so much
@pudgles (414)
• United States
31 Jan 07
My dad passed away a few years ago, so my mom is here by herself. I tend to see her every week and we spend the day together by going out to breakfast, lunch and antique shopping. She vents to me on how she misses my dad and I listen. I don't feel like I am doing much, but she is very appreciated by the time I spend with her. We may never pay back our parents for all they've done for us, but we can spend time with them even if its just to let them cry on our shoulders for a change. We become parents ourselves, and we don't expect our children to even think of that, for the only thing I ask my children for is to graduate from school, and so far 3 out of 5 did and one does next year.
@pudgles (414)
• United States
31 Jan 07
My dad passed away a few years ago, so my mom is here by herself. I tend to see her every week and we spend the day together by going out to breakfast, lunch and antique shopping. She vents to me on how she misses my dad and I listen. I don't feel like I am doing much, but she is very appreciated by the time I spend with her. We may never pay back our parents for all they've done for us, but we can spend time with them even if its just to let them cry on our shoulders for a change. We become parents ourselves, and we don't expect our children to even think of that, for the only thing I ask my children for is to graduate from school, and so far 3 out of 5 did and one does next year.
@shatman (727)
18 Jan 07
i am more than grateful for what my parents have done for me for the last 16 years, helped me through thick and thin, and i feel i have done the same for them.