While we’re busy making a living, we’re gradually forgetting about making a life. We’re so occupied within ourselves that we often overlook the fact that the clock is ticking. And with each passing moment, our parents are growing older.
This brutal truth hits us hard in our face that our loved ones are not going to stay with us forever. No matter how harsh and unfair it seems, there will be a time when our parents won’t be there with us.
Vikas Khanna has acknowledged the fact so well. And so the Michelin-starred Indian chef turned to Facebook to share this ‘heart-breaking’ message about our parents. This is rather a hard-hitting reality that most of us take our parents for granted. If you’ve willingly or unwillingly overlooked your parents, this post will be a wake-up call for you.
Here’s what he wrote:
On Jan 31, 2015, as a morning ritual, I called home and to speak to my Mom and Dad. Dad was super excited for 2 reasons, Serena Williams was playing Finals for Australian Open and Mercedes had signed me up for their association. He told me that it was his dream to drive his son’s Merc. I laughingly said that why didn’t you tell me before, he joked and said: “you had never asked.” We laughed as usual and disconnected.
At noon on the same day, he passed away. No child can ever be ready for this loss; it leaves a hole in your heart. Makes you feel empty, betrayed by Gods and unprotected to the World.
I still wonder about the line he said: “you had never asked.”
So many times since that unfortunate day, I wish I could have done more for him, made him proud,and fulfill all his wishes.
Life lesson - Don’t wait for a single more moment. Our parents might never ask for anything and just give all their lives to us.
Surprise them, spoil them, hug them, ask them about their dreams, and lovee them. Because one day you might be able to buy a fleet of cars, but you can’t buy time.
We all wish that we could reverse time and bring our loved ones back. But can we? Unfortunately, no!