When the term “Orphan” is used most people think of babies born without a family, or a home. Perhaps the commercials come to mind how for a few cents a day you can change a child’s life.
The flip side to that is when you are an adult and you have had to bury your parents. It is the normal circle of life, for parents who have buried their children I can not fathom the pain.
If you are blessed to still have your parents it is hard to imagine the loss you will feel when they are no longer with you on this Earth. I have great faith and believe my parents are in Heaven with God the Father.
I’m talking about the loss, when you go to pick up a phone to share a story or just to hear their voice, seeking advice and or comfort. It is the time when you realize most the value of them in your life. We all get busy and struggle with the aging of our parents and the toll it takes to care for them.
As we lay to rest another member of our family, it saddens me most for my cousins, for they will now join me and my siblings as adult orphans.
We will celebrate her life, be thankful for our faith and knowing she is at peace. My prayers will go beyond that they feel the peace in their hearts, days, months and years from now.
My optimistic side now asks if your parents are alive, give them a call, tell them you love them and embrace the crazy they sometimes inflict upon you as an adult. Remember they raised you and they could probably share some stories that would make you blush for days!