We may have all the wealth and honor on earth and no matter how high we've scaled in our career or elsewhere, if we do not have a good relationship with our parents, we are a failure. The greatest of all in the eyes of God is the amount of love that we give to them. The most beautiful thing in this world is to see our parents smiling and knowing that we are the reason behind that smile. Here's a touching message of unknown aging and insecure parents to their children.

To our dear child: 

On the day when you see us old, weak and weary, have patience and try to understand us. If we get dirty when eating, if we can not dress on our own, please bear with us and remember the times we spent feeding and dressing you up.

If, when we speak to you, we repeat the same things over and over again, do not interrupt us. Listen to us. When you were small, we had to read to you thousand and one times the same story until you went to sleep.

When we do not want to have a shower, neither shame nor scold us. Remember when we had to chase you with your thousand excuses to get you to the shower.

When you see our ignorance on new technologies, help us navigate our way through those world wide webs. We taught you how to do so many things, to eat the right foods, to dress appropriately, to fight for your rights.

When at some moment we lose the memory or the thread of our conversation, let us have the necessary time to remember. And if we can not, do not become nervous, as the most important thing is not our conversation, but surely to be with you and to have you listening to us.

When our tired legs give way and do not allow us to walk without a cane, lend us your hand. The same way we did, when you first tried your faltering steps.

If ever we do not want to eat, do not force us. We know well when we need to and when not to. And when someday we say to you, that we do not want to live any more. That we want to die! Do not get angry. Some day you will understand. Try to understand that our age is not lived but survived. Some day you will realize that, despite our mistakes, we always wanted the best thing for you and we tried to prepare the way for you.

You must not feel sad, angry nor ashamed for seeing us near you. Instead, try to understand us and help us like we did when you were young. Help us to walk. Help us to end our way with love and dignity. We will pay you by a smile and by the immense love we have always had for you in our heart. We love you child. -  Mom and Dad

Many of us are so busy growing up and making a living, that we often forget that our parents are also growing old. Let's remember and love them.

By Tim Pedrosa

      He who fears the Lord honors his father, and serves his parents as rulers. In word and deed honor your father that his blessing may come upon you; for a father's blessing gives a family firm roots, but a mother's curse uproots the growing plant." Sirach 2:1-9