Forgive Mom and Dad Day


Forgive Mom and Dad Day is observed on March 18, every parent has made a mistake or has argued with their child. In life, our parents are the threads that weave the fabric of our existence. Yet, like any woven masterpiece, there are imperfections, knots, and loose ends. Forgive Mom and Dad Day serves as a gentle reminder to mend those frayed edges, to smooth out the wrinkles of resentment, and to embrace the beauty of forgiveness.Every parent, without exception, has stumbled along the journey of parenthood. They’ve made mistakes, uttered words they wish they could take back, and sometimes faltered in their guidance. But behind those missteps lies a wellspring of love, a reservoir of good intentions, and a desire to see their children thrive. Created by Thomas and Ruth Roy, Forgive Mom and Dad Day transcends mere celebration; it beckons us to embark on a profound introspective journey. It urges us to release the burdens of past grievances, to unshackle ourselves from the chains of resentment, and to extend the olive branch of forgiveness.Forgiveness is not a pardon for the wrongs committed; it is a liberation of the self from the shackles of bitterness. It is a choice to rise above the hurt, to transcend the pain, and to embrace the healing balm of compassion. By forgiving our parents, we not only free them from the guilt of their mistakes but also liberate ourselves from the burden of carrying grudges Yet, forgiveness does not entail forgetting. It is a delicate balance between letting go of the past and learning from it. It is acknowledging the pain while choosing to no longer let it define our present or dictate our future.As we commemorate this day, let us reflect on how our parents have shaped our lives. Let us honor their humanity, their fallibility, and their unwavering love. And let us extend the gift of forgiveness, not only to them but also to ourselves, for we too are imperfect beings navigating the labyrinth of existence. In life, forgiveness is the golden thread that binds us together. So, on this Forgive Mom and Dad Day, may we embrace forgiveness as a beacon of hope, a catalyst for healing, and a testament to the enduring power of love.

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Rtr. Balakrishnan Suhashini
(Junior Blog Team Member 2023-24)

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