“You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas
I am strong when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up to more than I can be.”
– Secret Garden, You Raise Me Up
She was willing to give everything for her children to have a better life than her.
Over the years, she took care of her children, physically, mentally or morally. She was kind and loving, just as she was strict and demanding; she would cook her children’s favourite food, just as she would encourage them not to be picky about their meals; she would care for her sick children, just as she would brush their minor injuries off; she would scold her children for misbehaviour, just as she would reason with them for immature wrongdoings.
Her children were her priority.
They climbed onto the back of her experiences and wisdom to avoid most traps in life. From a major authoritative figure in their childhood days, she became a best friend in their adult lives whom they felt comfortable confiding to.
But she is getting on in years and actions which seem easy in the past are straining her. Her children are now busy adulting and she has more free time to herself. They are soaring in the clouds because of her sacrifice.
She looks up to the clouds – it is time for her to do what she wants to do, not what she needs to do.
It is time for her to soar in the clouds too.
A tribute to parental figures. We are so used to seeing our parents as parents that we forgot, sometimes, they want their parents too.
If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.
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