The Value of parents

Larissa - Midway, Utah
Entered on November 20, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: family

Who are the people that we most take for granted? Who are the people that do so many things for us everyday, and rarely hear thanks? Who are the people that are with us from the moment we are born until we move out of the house and beyond that? Our parents.

My parents mean everything to me. If it were not for them I don’t know what would happen to me. I don’t think kids today know how much our parents do for us. When we are toddlers; they take us to see Santa Clause so that we know that he knows what you want for Christmas, or eat the cookies that we leave out for Santa so that we know he really came. When we are teenagers they help you in things like sports, music lessons, theater etc, by encouraging you and coming to our games or performances, and help you practice. Not to mention paying for it all. For me , my parents have helped me in volleyball so much not just by paying for everything, which I am so great full for, but by encouraging me when things go wrong that tomorrow is another day to do better or helping me do things at home to sharpen my skills and practicing with me.

I see many of the people take their parents for granted by getting frustrated with them when they cannot do something for them or when they don’t come to games, shows or important events because of siblings at home or, jobs or other appointments. I think that when these kinds of situations come into play, we need to think of the situation from the parents point of view. We have to realize that parents want the best for us and they will do many things for us so that we can get the best, but if your family is anything like mine you are not the only child that they want the best for. It is not always the case that they don’t want to do what we want; it is just that they can’t.

I believe that parents are some of the most important people in our lives without them we would all be lost. I think we need to thank our parents for everything they do whether it is driving you somewhere or just making our dinner. Parents are very important people and should be treated better then anyone is our lives.