But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going in to every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone. ― Mitch Albom
Just like in everyday life, I recently had an important career decision to make, and I didn’t know what to do. In my mind, all I saw was difficulty in every possibility.
I thought, I procrastinated, I worried, I complained … just unnecessary fear and unnecessary confusion.
I asked god to show me the way and I got my support from the strangest of people.
Ok, well, it is not that strange, but it was interesting to see that after losing my mom a year ago, I found a sense of support and comfort in my dad.
My dad was always wise and smart but mothers often are the first and main source of support, a role which seems like my dad is slowly assuming.
I can tell you that we don’t only need our parents, but we are never the same without them, it is like losing a part of you that you can never get back, creating a gaping whole that never ever ever closes.
With our parents, we never have to go anywhere alone.
With our parents, we never have to decide alone.
With our parents, we never have to worry or celebrate alone.
With our parents, near or far, close-knit or not, we are NOT alone.
In this Ramadan, I ask god to give all surviving parents a long life full of wisdom and bliss.
In this Ramadan, I ask god to forgive the mistakes of our deceased parents and help us always remember them in our hearts and minds.
Love your parents
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