How hard is it to make parents happy?
Sometimes it takes just a random little thing.
Yesterday I was out for walk and I have this habit of taking really random pictures of flowers, trees moon etc.
And pictures of lights.
We have fake small lakes where I go for walk and the buildings mirroring in the water, is something I never get tired of.
Guess who else doesn’t get tired of lights? My friend’s Dad.
I sent her a random pic and she sent it to her dad and she told me he liked it. I took a better one for him and sent that.
And that made him really happy.
We have done this before. I haven’t taken a random picture of lights at night before and sent to him and he always alway appreciates it.
When she told me, it sounded so warm and sweet and brought me joy.
On this part of the world Me and my family was waiting for one of the hardest day of our lives.
Today, 29th April is my parents wedding anniversary.
This day is brings excruciating pain to all of us but for my Dad it’s something we can’t even imagine.
Because 6 months after my mom passed in October 2017, on 25th April, my dad was waiting on the door for her, when hospital staff came to sedate and take him.
After days of treatment, when he woke up he told doctors “I was waiting for my wife” he was planning to celebrate his anniversary and had already made few arrangement.
He was going through manic episode and was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
….that’s when I started to get serious about mental health awareness..
I might delete this post later because I want people to think I’m trying to get some sort of attention or pity.
He got better. A LOT better. He has been really careful with his overall treatment.
But he is a human.
October and April are so hard for him. These months make him sick and no matter how badly we all got effected, it can’t even close to what he lost.
He is been very sick this whole month, but after weeks of my nagging he went to his therapist and got his meds revised.
I was afraid to call him today, tbh. His health was slipping so fast.
But I had to call. You can’t pull ostrich move on your parents.
And I did.
And HE WAS BETTER!
I wanted to cry like a baby when I heard some life in his voice again.
We talked about my walks. My next nagging subject is walk in open air. He hasn’t been out for a year now. He was only going for walk when I was there. I will eventually push him for this too.
And we talked about my nieces and how monkeyish they are and it made him laugh so hard.
And broken Ac lol
And Covid. Of course.
And really random subjects.
We talked and we laughed, because that’s how easy it is to make fathers happy.
I know inside, he must be going through hottest hell. But any distraction, just anything helps.
My friend’s mom is also fighting cancer, and looking at my Dad, I have an idea what her Dad might be going through.
If these pictures divert his mind for a minute. It’s totally worth it.
Maybe try calling your dad today.
Have a conversation with them or share something with them.
Send them a random selfie or any pic of anything wherever you are.
Because literally it’s that easy to please them.
Take care guys and cherish your parents.
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