By Tehniyet Azam
Humans are social animals. We were made to live in groups. When we come into this world, we are welcomed by the people who have given their DNA to us. I was welcomed by my parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts. I was, from my very first day in the world, blessed to be born in a family like mine. Born a girl in a society where the birth of a girl is not a happy moment, instead it is a sign of God’s wrath. My grandparents welcomed me, my parents were happy, and my uncles and aunts were celebrating. One of my uncles came all the way from the USA to Pakistan to see me. I couldn’t be more thankful for the family I have. Their love for me has no comparison with anyone in the world.
My parents have always been my best friends. Don’t take me wrong, we do have our arguments, we sometimes have differences, but we figure it out and work through them instead of creating distances amongst each other.
Having a healthy relationship with your parents is very important. At least that’s how I see it. The reason is that they are the people who love you and care for you the most in the world. No matter what you do or whatever you get into, your parents will help you get out of a bad situation. I have been through a lot in the past couple of years, if it was not for my parents I wouldn’t have been around. I was depressed to an extent that I became suicidal. I was planning on killing myself because I was so done with my life. I was financially unstable back in 2011 and had no job. My degree was not completed, and I had no purpose in life. It was my parents who walked me through each step along the way. I am who I am today because of them. It was their hard work, their trust in my capabilities, that empowered me to solve my issues and I was able to take my life by the horns. Parents give you the satisfaction that you are important in this world and help you to follow your dreams. You can have the best spouse, partner, siblings and friends but there is no one, absolutely no one in this world who will be closer to you or will think about you like your parents do. I agree that we all have different experiences in life but no matter what, the people who brought us into the world are the people who love us more than anyone else. Take a moment to tell your parents how much you love them and if you have serious or small differences please solve them. There is no point in waiting and then regretting it when the time is gone.