time; it has a beautiful way of showing us what really matters.
Growing up, we took many things around us for granted. You might have thought that things always come easy, that people around you are always kind and that you’ll always have food on the table. But never have you thought that all that you had, was because of the people who loves you.
As a child, you were well sheltered and protected from all the things that could possibly hurt you. So much that you may have hated them for choosing your paths on your behalf, and for making certain decisions without your knowledge. But often, there is only this much that you could see. Beneath that, are things that no one would ever tell you as a child.
But as you grow, you start realising why they do what they did, and why they say what they said.
They told you to stop seeing a particular someone not because you’re too young for a relationship, but because they are trying to save you from a heartbreak.
They told you to stop hanging out with the same group of friends not because they don’t like you socialising, but because they are trying to protect you from the bad influences.
They told you to study hard to enter college not only because they could be proud of you, but because they want the best for you and they want to see you lead a comfortable life.
They want you to challenge yourself and be independent not so that they no longer have to worry, but because they are worried that you won’t be able to deal with the real world without them.
All these things that they do, it’s only because they want to protect you from the unforeseen. They didn’t want you to go through what they did, see their darling making the same mistakes they made and get hurt the same way they were. All these things that they do, they are simply telling you that they love you. Because no matter how much you’ve grown and how matured you have become, you will always be their gem.
And the thing you might not have realised about growing up is that, you will no longer be held in their arms and be guided through your every step. But they’d still do everything that leads you to your dreams. And little do you know is, they’ll always be your home to fall back on when things get rough.
Because in their eyes, you’ll always be their precious little one.