MY HEART BLED FOR HIM…..his children said he is giving them headache.
Met this beautiful couple early this year, I must confess,they are really wonderful people but there was something that pierce my heart which I like every one to learn from.I know the couple will marvel at how I could still remember such thing if they read this article.
It was a beautiful day,after early morning rain on a Saturday, this lovely couple walked into the office and after exchange of pleasantries, our conversation started with “Please we need your service for grandpa,he is given us headache”.
Sincerely,that was the first time I will hear that kind of statement from a child of a client.
It saddens my heart when I see the way elderly people are being treated by their family.
First of all,these people may be elderly to anyone,but they are parents to you.
They gave birth to you,fed you,went through series of hardship,pain,struggle,sacrifice that they can never come home to say just because they want life to be better for you.
They worked so hard until they can’t work no more.
Now,you are a better person than they were,you are still strong and resourceful than they were,so….now that they have retired and tired they have become “headache”.
Let us have this understanding,
“Aging is a continuous, complex, and dynamic process that begins with birth and ends with death. And unless we die in our early years, each of us will grow old and experience the effects of the aging process”.
You and I are going to be so old one day and be like our aged parents and our children will use the same language for us if we have made them know that their grandparents are headaches.
Ageing is a process that needs the support of everyone around.Ill health is associated with ageing and the best we can all do is to support them,love them and make them happy.
Even though,our staffs are there to care for your loving aged fathers and mothers,please support your aged parents with not just money,but simple smile,holding there hands,touching them on their shoulders will go a long way.
May God let us grow old and enjoy great love from our children.