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Emotional Bonding

Venkatesh describes how his gesture of booking an air ticket for his father, his maiden flight, brought forth a rush of emotions and made him (Venkatesh) realize that how much we all take for granted when it comes to our parents.

My parents left for our native place on Thursday and we went to the airport to see them off. In fact, my father had never traveled by air before, so I just took this opportunity to make him experience the same. In spite of being asked to book tickets by train, I got them tickets on Jet Airways.

The moment I handed over the tickets to him, he was surprised to see that I had booked them by air. The excitement was very apparent on his face, waiting for the time of travel. Just like a school boy, he was preparing himself on that day and we all went to the airport, right from

using the trolley for his luggage, the baggage check-in and asking for window seat and waiting restlessly for the security check-in to happen.

He was thoroughly enjoying himself and I, too, was overcome with joy watching him experience all these things.

As they were about to go in for the security check-in, he walked up to me with tears in his eyes and thanked me. He became very emotional and it was not as if I had done something great but the fact that this meant a great deal to him.

When he said thanks, I told him there was no need to thank me. But later, thinking about the entire incident, I looked back at my life. As a child how many dreams our parents have made come true. Without understanding the financial situation, we ask for cricket bats, dresses, toys, outings, etc. Irrespective of their affordability,they have catered to all our needs. Did we ever think about the sacrifices they had to make to accommodate many of our wishes? Did we ever say thanks for all that they have done for us?

Same way, today when it comes to our children, we always think that we should put them in a good school. Regardless of the amount of donation, we will ensure that we will have to give the child the best, theme parks, toys, etc. But we tend to forget that our parents have sacrificed a lot for our sake to see us happy, so it is our responsibility to ensure that their dreams are realized and what they failed to see when

they were young, it is our responsibility to ensure that they experience all those and their life is complete.

Many times, when my parents had asked me some questions, I have actually answered back without patience. When my daughter asks me something, I have been very polite in answering. Now I realize how they would have

felt at those moments. Let us realize that old age is a second childhood and just as we take care of our children, the same attention and same care need to be given to our parents and elders.

Rather than my dad saying thank you to me, I would want to say sorry for making him wait so long for this small dream. I do realize how much he has sacrificed for my sake and I will do my best to give the best possible attention to all their wishes. Just because they are old does not mean that they will have to give up everything and keep sacrificing

for their grandchildren also. They have wishes, too.

Take care of parents….. they are the precious ones in our life… once gone..then what??

Give them the best you can…give them a reason to live again…don’t allow them to loose hope and give-up from their lives.

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  1. Devan
    July 4, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Rajiv,
    Great story…

    O trecho “when my parents had asked me some questions, I have actually answered back without patience. When my daughter asks me something, I have been very polite in answering.” faz sentir a realidade…

  2. Bijal
    July 4, 2010 at 2:07 am

    This is very true. We sometimes ignore it and forget how much a gesture or word can hurt them. To be polite, respect them and try to fulfill their dream is our responsibility and we shoul do it with pleasure.

  3. July 24, 2010 at 11:12 am

    @ Devan & Bijal – Our parents should be the 1st priority in our lives, we should take care of them same as we do to our children 🙂

  4. Shyrose
    July 24, 2010 at 11:37 am

    very touching…. today the biggest dream of any parente is our time… they just wait for few mins we take out from our busy schedule n just to ask them how r U??? or did U had Ur meals???

  5. July 24, 2010 at 11:50 am

    @ Shyrose – I agree with you, but the question is: Are we all doing that?

  6. pinky
    July 24, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I feel this was the best one for me. sometime we forget that we are in this world because they are in this world.They shown us the world.what we are today only because of them.We should give them alteast a reason to live again not to loose..They dont want much from us only LOVe…

  7. July 24, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    @ Pinky – Yes true, they are the precious ones in our life, give them the best you can, take care of your parents 🙂

  8. July 24, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I totally agree, how we falter in doing some of the basics for our parents, but go out of way to do much more for our childern. Very touching and a reminder to all of us. Thanks for sending nice mails

  9. July 24, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    @ Shammi – Yes through this story makes us realize and compare how we take our parents for granted 🙂

  10. manisha
    July 24, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    we care our parents in everytime bcoz they helpful any time any place to us.so we should not forget our parents.no any words for our parents.its very nice thought rajivbhai.

  11. July 24, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    @ Manisha – Thank you for passing by, its too late in India now, you must be on chat with Nirav, enjoy 🙂

  12. dhriti
    September 8, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    yes that’s true our parents do a lot for us we should in return also give them that love n care they deserve 🙂

  13. September 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    @ Dhriti – Its our duty to do so 🙂

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