Life can dramatically change in a blink of an eye, and we can end up losing the most important people.
Since our birth, our parents are our pillars, the ones who raise us with lots of love and care, nurture and guide us, empower, and respect us. No matter how far we end up being from them over the years, they are the ones whose presence is always cherished in life.
Life is unpredictable, and everything can fall to pieces in a second. Sometimes, we can lose our dearest people in a blink of an eye. The loss of someone you love and care for is always really painful, but when the parents pass away, life can never ever be the same again.
Therefore, it is very important that we appreciate them until they are alive, and remember that we should give them all the love they deserve until it is not too late.
Here are 11 things that people experience when they lose their parents:
- You will realize how much you truly loved them
The sad thing is that you will realize how much you actually loved them only when you won’t have them in your life. Unfortunately, they won’t be able to meet the person you’ve become over the years, to witness your success and be proud of you for it.
- You will still feel an urge to call them when you have important news to share
When something exciting happens, you will still have the urge to call them and share the good news. Knowing that it is impossible will make you feel empty, over and over again.
- You will be unable to function normally for a while
The death of the parents leaves one broken, as part of his has been taken away for good. When your parents are gone, a part of you dies with them. You will be emotionally and physically crushed. You will never be the same again. Take the time you need to regain your strength and get back on your feet.
- You will feel broken and alone
The pain after the death of the parents will never leave you, so you will have to learn to live with it. It will always remind you how much you miss them and need them by your side.
- You might feel physical pain as well
Sometimes, the body aches when the heart is broken as well. In these moments, you will miss them to take care of you more than ever.
- You might feel jealous of those who still have the chance to be with their parents
You might even feel envious. You would do anything to get one more hug or kiss from your mother or father.
- You will feel uncomfortable listening to other people complaining about their parents
You will get irritated when your friends or other people complain about their parents and talk badly of them. You will confront them, in an attempt to explain to them how lucky they are to still have their parents with them.
- The holidays will never be the same
Your holidays will never be the same again. You will never be able to drink some wine with your father, you will never arrive at home knowing that your mother had set the table and everyone is waiting for you.
Your children will never be able to play with their grandparents again and hear their funny stories.
- You will learn secrets
After some time, you will start learning things you didn’t know about them, Some of them will make you feel uncomfortable. In the end, you will have to accept the reality that they had been just ordinary people, like all of us.
- The sadness will never truly go away
Over time, the pain will decrease a bit, but it will never fully go away. You will sometimes cry as much as on the day when they left this world.
- You will start to appreciate the importance of family
Nobody will love you so strongly and unconditionally as your parents. No matter how many times you’ve felt hurt or not understood, they were there by your side. At this point, you understand how sincere were their words when they said they only want the best for you.
The point of this article is to teach you a valuable lesson in case you are fortunate to still have your parents with you.
Don’t take time with them for granted, and use every opportunity you have to show them how much you love them and how much they mean to you.
Organize your time to be able to do things they enjoy together, visit them regularly, be in touch with them, and appreciate every moment you get to spend with them.