Many people today have been busy with achieving things they want. They spend more time in their jobs to get a higher position or salary. While some students focus more on their studies just to get high grades. The worst part is that many people become hooked to technology or different social media accounts which can really destroy family bonds.
Little did they know that they are actually isolating their selves by listening to their iPods or staring at the screen of their mobile device even when they are with their family.
As the quote says, “We are so busy growing up, we often forget that they are also growing old.” –but not for Huang Lihua who has such an inspiring story.
When she was young, her parents left her with her grandmother while they leave to work in the city. Her grandmother was the one who took care of her and nourished her. That is why for Huang Lihua, it’s payback time to her 88-year-old grandmother, Wan Zongsiu.
Huang Lihua is so dedicated to taking care of her grandma, she even brings her to work with her. Every day she carries her grandmother on her back going to work just to make sure of her safety knowing that her grandma was not used to the city and one more thing she worried about is that she was getting older and she doesn’t want her grandmother to feel alone.
Huang Lihua opened a restaurant and every day she and her grandma would go to work together, her grandmother would sit outside the restaurant to see people coming and going and this is her favorite thing to do.
She also helps her granddaughter to handle tasks at work and this serves as their bonding. For Huang Lihua, she had the most wonderful grandmother and she will not get tired of taking care of her and she will be forever grateful to have her in her life.
So whoever reading this blog, who still have their parents with them especially that are aging, you are still blessed enough to have them on this planet.
No matter how old they are, the mere fact that any of us could lose our parents or loved ones at any moment of the time, let us all make an effort to spend more time for them, express our love even in simple things we do for them, show them that we are so grateful to have them in our life, and make them feel appreciated while we still have them with us.
These are the priceless things that we could hold on forever. Reaching out for someone is one of the keys to staying connected.