I’m totally guilty of this. I’m so busy with ‘my life’; work, deadlines, plans, hopes and dreams. That I sometimes forget (or underestimate) to reach out to my parents in simple small ways I know would make their day – a phone call, a hug, a smile, a meal, a ride, a thank you note, a listening ear, a helping hand, or a unexpected visit. As they get older, I believe it’s the small acts of kindness that’ll touch their hearts rather than the once-in-a-while-big-events. My greatest hope is that my actions will always be motivated by love rather than by fear, expectations or guilt. In our parent’s season of change, may we honour them by expressing and showing how important they are to us today, and in the days to come.
©2012 Susie Lee
As the mother of three grown children, I must thank you for this lovely sentiment. I am very lucky, because my kids are close by and I see them pretty often. But the moments that I cherish the most are those little “nothings”: a text, a facebook message, a card. Just to say that I am still on their minds and in their hearts. I can’t tell you how much that means to me!
Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us! May you continue to be blessed by your children’s presence as they’re blessed by your participation. Thank you again for sharing – it’s great to hear from a parent like yourself.