After a person leaves home and “gets a taste of life” on his or her own, we begin to realize that the home of our parents is truly, “home sweet home.” We look forward to returning there from time to time and enjoy some of mom’s home cooking. Also, as we grow older, we began to realize that dad was not such an old fogy after all. In fact, time has proved him to be a pretty wise man with all his life experiences and knowledge obtained through the years. We may be more inclined to solicit his advice on pertinent matters in which we must soon make a decision.
There comes a time when our parents have departed this life. That is when we come to realize what our parents truly meant to us. On “Mother’s Day” and “Father’s Day” the memory of them will come before our mind’s eye. Family reunions at their house are dearly missed. Therefore, if your parents are still living, let them know that you love them dearly and appreciate so much the sacrifices in which they have made for you.
Dub Mowery is a Gospel preacher in the Church of Christ. A native of Southeast Oklahoma, he is the author of Colloquial Sayings & Expressions (Morris Publishing, 2008)