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|Nelly||Posted - 08 February 2004 23:24
Our parents drive us nuts. But seriously. Learn to appreciate the good.
It takes one minute guys, just one minute, to change your life forever. Please everyone. Go home. Go give your father/mother a hug. Dont wait for Hashem to have to remind you how quickly things can go wrong.
It's not fun to be woken up to the words "Daddy collapsed and was taken to the hospital last night..." Its not fun to pretend that your Abba's ok when hes not, and its not fun to cry, and say youre not crying, and its not fun to smile, when youre not really smiling, and its not fun to pray, when youre praying for life.
|lay19||Posted - 09 February 2004 20:33
i cant agree more. its not fun to say "bye mommy- i love u have a great shabbos! c u saturday night" and then friday afternoon ahve to come home instead of go away and hear "mommy went into cardiac arrest and then HaShem toook her neshama back to Him" appreiciate what u have - when u have it, not just after its gone!
|helpmegrow||Posted - 10 February 2004 14:08
wow, tfs, its so true, so often we dont realize how much we should appreciate things until thy're takin away from us and by that time its usually too late! so appreciate b4 c"v its taken away!!
|HZ||Posted - 10 February 2004 14:08
No matter how nuts they drive you, you are so much better off.
|was2frum||Posted - 12 February 2004 14:28
i believe y'all, but sometimes i think to my self that even if s/t does c'v happen how much would i care, i mean i don't get along with them any ways
Smile-it makes ppl wonder what ur thinking
|Punims||Posted - 16 February 2004 18:50
In a way - for some ppl it isn't so good to go around hugging them thinking G-d forbid somethings going to happen. Sometimes I look at my mom and feel like crying - thinking - what if she wasn't here for me?? That's what I call paranoid - it's very unhealthy for some people...
was2frum - picture life G-d forbid REALLY without them - picture everyday things, not just the arguments..are there any good times? What parts of life would be EXTREMELY difficult without them?
|Nelly||Posted - 16 February 2004 18:50
even if u dont get along with your parents, it hurts so much 2 c your father [or mother] sick. u gotta trust me here, it hurts more than i can tell u. and u dont wanna have 2 learn.
|no1cares||Posted - 16 February 2004 18:50
was2frum, oh my gosh i feel the same way! i always wonder if i will even care if something happens to my parents! it kinda scares me but im not sure i will care. we really dont get along and sometimes i think id be better off with out them. the scary thing is my mother got sick with cancer not too long ago and i couldnt even find the feelings for her anymore to even care! and to tell u the truth if something would happen to me i dont think she would care either! i dont know what to do about it!
|lay19||Posted - 16 February 2004 18:50
i think u would care- even if u dont get along w/ them. b/c there r sooo many things u dont even realize that they do. before every chag i realized "omg! i cant believe how much my mother had to do and she got it done! how can we?" and just every little tihng i realized i never appreciated even the little things b/c now thats what i miss most
|Nelly||Posted - 18 February 2004 13:35
It's so hard to watch a parent suffer.
It's so hard to try and daven, but find you dont know where Hashem went to.
It's so hard to beg time so slow down, because time has become the enemy.
It's so hard to smile when you arent really smiling.
It's so hard.
|yideleh||Posted - 03 March 2004 18:55
nelly, I had a sick parent at one point. For some reason, I didn't share it with anyone. It just made me enter a shell of depression and gloom. I know better now. Talking is the best thing. Sharing things with friends helps you thru it.
Plus I was away from home at the time, which made it so much harder cuz when you're not there and you just hear this and that, it's a lot scarier.
I should have had frumteens around then!
|bruriaheww||Posted - 03 March 2004 18:55
It's so hard to watch a parent suffer., or even to go thru so many tests, i hate it, and it's so hard to have a mother that u thought was ur mom, but shes just that by name....
|imAtahMeamin||Posted - 03 March 2004 18:55
and along with all that come the "if onlys".., they haunt you for a while..
|silver||Posted - 03 March 2004 18:55
It's so hard to watch a parent suffer but what we can do is help them through suffering with our love
It's so hard to try and daven, but find you dont know where Hashem went to. your right we dont know where hashem is but we just gotta keep up the faith
It's so hard to beg time to slow down, because time has become the enemy. we may think he is an enemy but thats life if there would be no time were would the worldbe
It's so hard to smile when you arent really smiling.thatss true but you gotta train yourself to try to think positively even if you arent smileing by the way did u know it takes more muscles to frown than to smile
It's so hard.-i know -im sorry - i feel the same but what would be the beauty in liveing if everything was easy as pie
|Nelly||Posted - 05 March 2004 15:24
yideleh- im sorry 2 hear that, is s/he ok now?
imatah- Good point. And no, its ok, just make sure 2 daven.
silver- when i read your post i didnt realized u had copied what i wrote...i was thinking how you sort of sound like me :-)
Anyhow, Iyh, everything will be ok.
|was2frum||Posted - 14 March 2004 21:14
silver, you got it wrong, i am almost positive that it takes more energy to smile.
i could be wrong but i think im not
Smile-it makes ppl wonder what ur thinking
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