Open letter to everyone who still have parent(s).

01 Aug


Dear human being with parents.

Recently, I had a chance to have a depth conversation with someone I know and she opened up to me about his pain that has been haunting her since 2004 after her mother past away. She said:

“As I listen to a pastor in 2004 delivering a Eulogy, I couldn’t stop myself from crying as he said these words “those who use to touch her, will never touch her again

Such statement reminded me of the depth of my relationship with my mother. It was quite hard to accept that you won’t see the person again or even touch him. That intimate relationship you had, its just gone!” [tears]

It is quite a touching story and with her permission,  I was able to share it to everyone as it convey a very significant message and I am certain that it will mean something to someone out there.

I have seen so many people dis respecting their own parents that it gives me a right to inscribe this article. The other day i was in the mall and I could not believe what i saw. Teenagers talking with their mom as if their talking to and idiot or child. I was astonished and I wonder why some people are so ungrateful.

If you’re one of those…let me ask you a simple questions; how do you think you will feel if you lost a chance to say “happy mothers or fathers day” To someone again? If you didn’t had anyone to say it to.

There are some things you take for granted yet they are very important.

Her last words were, “to cut the matters short; respect your parents while you still have them. Life without parents is very hard. When people talk about their parents, you just keep quite as if you didn’t hear anything. Can you imagine that life?”

Respect them while you can still see, touch, and make conversation with them. Life is too short to disrespect your parents.



Posted by on August 1, 2013 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “Open letter to everyone who still have parent(s).

  1. Dumi-rocks

    August 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Dear messenger,

    You must be a good messenger for you carry quite a significant message to us all. Thank you for reminding the human race that are still blessed to say ‘I have a mom or dad’ to honour and respect them. You are doing a great job.

    Your blog post for some reason draws me closer to my spiritual side. I do not want to appear like a demi-god or something to that effect, but let me consult the bible for the sake of the argument. The bible remind us to honour and respect our parents so that our days on earth can be prolonged. What more gift do we require from God than living a long life? What encourages you to honour and respect your elders in general and your parents in particular?

    Who do we blame for this scourge (allow me to call it that)? Is today’s generation to blame or their granmothers and grandfathers? Are their parents to blame?

    I am advocate of respect for I am an African.

    Always Remember a setswana adage that says ‘Tlhapi solofela leraga, metsi a swele o a lebile’ which loosely translate to ‘as a child honour your parents for their days are numbered on earth’.

    Thanks for such a heart-warming reminder.

    Sincerely yours,


  2. Percy

    August 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    You’re more than welcomed Dumi..

    I think the way of living has managed to be altered a lot such that people have perceived that their great without their parents. Material things have managed to impair our eye side to an extent that we forgot the importance of our parents.

    Respect has become something that used to be practiced in the olden days…


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