‘The Family is Nature’s masterpiece.’ – George Santayana
Parenting is the most rewarding experience in the world… and the most exasperating. The birth of a child brings ecstasy and terror in equal measure. Parents assume responsibility for a little human being for the next eighteen years, loving, nurturing, guiding, teaching, and moulding their little one. It’s what makes the bond between a parent and child the strongest of all human relationships.
Parent’s Day, which is observed on the fourth Sunday of July, is a time to celebrate this unique bond and express gratitude for all they have done for you. While the concept of ‘honoring thy mother and father’ has been around since eons, Parents’ Day was formally established in 1994 by President Bill Clinton for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.”
Most parents discover hitherto unsuspected reserves of patience along the way. Your parents have made sacrifices you can’t begin to imagine. So, show them how much you love and appreciate them. Harness your creative energy and make a list of all their favorite things — you’re sure to come up with some great ideas. For instance, bake your dad’s favorite cake and make them a scrap book of family photos. Add to that your mom’s favorite flowers and you have an unbeatable combination.