Read this article first, then come back and read my sharing….

Have you watched them sleep?
Have you watched them sleep?

I got the article from my brother who sent it to us siblings with the message: “This is poignant”.

I replied with this message:

Poignant it is.

I remember one afternoon in Happy Homes when I was around 6 or 7 years old.
Nag-siesta kami ni mom.
Then, as a kid does, I asked her point blank “Why are you crying?”

I don’t remember her exact words, but I remember she brushed of the topic and the tear in her eye.
I shared that story to a friend a few weeks ago. It made me think what mom’s troubles were that time.

These days, I still get the chance to sleep beside mom and dad. I relish that time, I hug them while I sleep ;-) .

Next time, I’ll *watch* them as they sleep.

Love,
Edwas

2 thoughts on “Have you watched your parents sleep?

  1. i got also the same article a day after it was published.
    It was sent by a friend, after reading the article everything flashed back to me parang balang tumagos sa isip at puso ko. naisip ko never ko nagawang bantayan ang parents ko habang natutulog sila kahit may sakit sila di ko sila binabantayan.
    bumalik sakin yung times na pag may sakit ako nakikita ko si papa nagbabantay kung bababa ba yung lagnat ko, si mama will keep her eye on the clock para makainom ako ng gamot sa oras. pero as years passed by kahit one time lang di ko sila inalagaan o binantayan.

    (share ko lang)
    My father was a soldier and musician,nakita ko yung hirap niya para lang mabigay yung kailangan namin. Yung Mother ko I remember nung naassign si papa sa mindanao, umiiyak sya kasi wala na siyang mautangan para lang mapakain samin.naubos na kasi yung pera namin na panggastos, isa pa buntis si mama nung time na yun, i was 8 nung time na yun nakita ko nakunan si mama. umiiyak siya sobrang sakit ng naramdaman ko sa puso ko nung makita ko si mama umiiyak.nung time na yun walng sinabi samin si mama. di man lang sya nagshare nung nararamdaman niya.(if ever tayo di ba lalo na bata pa tayo everytime nasusugatan tayo o nasasaktan mama natin una nating tinatawag). naisip ko sila mama at papa sa dami ng paghihirap di ko alam how will i ever pay them back.My father keeps on saying na as parents di natatapos ang obligation nila once na we have our own family. . Pero ang mga anak ang nagbibigay ng hangganan sa pgiging magulang nila..maraming bagay yung hindi natin mapapantayan,hindi natin masusuklian at hindi natin maibablik sa kanila.
    Sa mga magulang natin sapat na makita nila tayong nasa mabuting kalagayan, masaya at naabot ang mga pangarap.
    lumilipas ang panahon pare pareho tayo magiging magulang kaya sana bawat isa satin magsimulang iparamdam at ipakita sa magulang natin how much we love and respect them. Sana bawat isa satin maisip na ngayong may trabaho na tayo naiisip ba nating bumili para sa magulang natin at isantabi ang para satin? katulad ng ginawa at isinakripisyo nila magagwa ba natin? pero kahit ganun wala tayong narinig na sumbat galing sa kanila.
    balang araw magiging magulang din tayo….

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