by Naripireddy Anu Ramya
Imagine you are getting older, and you have no one to take care of you. You gave wings to your kids and made them fly on their own, but everyone has chosen their own path and destined to their own family and completely forgotten how they got that life. It is the same as a parent bird waiting for its grown-up kids to come back but they never will. Imagine you wanted to live the last few years or maybe a few months with your loved ones but all you have is just you and yourself. If you have rich kids with little kind hearts, they may look after you or at least send some money. If your kids are in the middle class, they fight among themselves to get rid of you, they look at it as a burdening responsibility to take care of their parents who worked hard for their happiness and who sacrificed everything just for their kids. If your kids are poor, they cannot themselves have anything to give you and will never think about looking after you. I am not saying everyone will be like that, but it happens in most scenarios. All those old age years, you just crave for love and spending time with the people who make you happy, but they are busy making themselves and their own families happy. But you still wish for their well-being. Your kids will make you join at the old age home centers. Maybe you can’t find a home there, but you can find a house there to survive. It is not a movie to have a happy ending that your kids will come back to you. Maybe they will but they won’t stay with you for long enough.
You are lucky if you have a living spouse, you won’t feel alone. But as grown-up adults, one should not never dump their parents for their own family, it is disrespecting your parents and disrespecting your own parenting. What if your own kids treat you in the same way when you get older. It is just KARMA; it comes back around. It is our responsibility to take care of our parents, in fact we should feel lucky to look after them after they looked after us for so many years, probably decades and gave us a proper foundation for the settled life of ours. We should be thankful for the life they gave for us with many sacrifices. We should stand for them, we should stand for all the elders who are made left out by their very own grown-up kids. They gave us beautiful memories and made our childhood, teenage years wonderful. Let us make their old age look amazing with mesmerizing memories.