I pity those people who leave their parents in old age home. They don’t understand that they will be the first teacher of their child. In old age, people find a companion in their grand children because as they get older, they start behaving like a child. They start asking everything again and again. They keep asking what’s the matter to give their wise advice. They don’t do these things to irritate or interfere, they do these things because they care for their children. After certain age, they seek importance and value at home. So rather than leaving them at old age home, give them a companion (your child) and bit of your time. They will be the first teacher of your children. They will put the base of nice upbringing by using all of their experience.
I never saw my grandfather. He died when my father was five years old. My grandmother was a very strong woman. She raised her three children on her own. I was the first installment of interest of her investment in her three children. I was favourite of my grand mother. I was the first child at home and she was very possessive about me. Everyday she used to wait for me to get up and then she used to oil massage daily to make my bones strong. In my growing age, I got closer to her as she always used to save me from my father. I was not a topper in school and sometimes, I used to score very less marks (not even passing marks) in school tests. At that time, she used to stand by me and used to save me from a whacking.
Paresh, study hard. This is the time to study. Concentrate on your studies now, you will get time for everything else later.
After saving me from my father, she used to tell the above words in soft tone and very polite manner. Whenever I was restless, she took me in her lap and gave me best comfort in the world. Even as a twenty-year-old guy, I used to sleep in her lap and she used to move her over my head till I finish talking and sleep. Her lap was heaven for me. I lost five years ago. She took her last breath in front of my eyes and I was not able to do anything. She taught me lot of things. She taught me to be honest, moralistic, humble, modest and hard working. She was a self-made woman and she passed on those qualities first, to her children and then to her grand children.
She was a very simple woman. She loved spending time with her children. If she was alive today then I would have surprised her by inviting bua (paternal aunt) and chachu (paternal uncle) at our home. After inviting, I would have gathered them (chachu, bua and my father) in her room and would have given them the precious time together. After gathering them in her room, I would have found my place in her lap (keeping everyone else aside) and would have given my unwanted view points on every topic. When she was alive, everyday was grandparents’ day for me.
Guys, if you have grandparents then don’t leave them alone. #LoveJatao.
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