Call Your Mum.
Parents. You love ‘em, but they’re not always the first thing on your mind in the midst of homework, hockey practice, girlfriend drama, finding a summer internship…
Well, for most of us, the ‘rents are the reason for where we are today (financially, socially, among other things) and for the most part, gave up 18 years of their lives for us. They deserve some recognition.
I started thinking about all of this after watching this video (found, as ever, through facebook surfing), which is about a boy born without his eyes and bound to a wheelchair. Patrick Henry Hughes is incredibly musically talented (he started playing the piano at 9 months old), and he attended the University of Louisville where he was part of the marching band (playing the trumpet). In order to do this, his father, Patrick John Hughes, had to wheel him around the football field in all the practices and half-time shows, as well as attend classes with his son in order for him to have a full education. Patrick John Hughes also worked nighttime shifts every night to support the family.
Talk about dedicated parenting.
We all face challenges, and a lot of the time, we can turn to our parents to help us through. However, let’s not wait until we need them to be in touch with our families. Go ahead – give mom and dad a call.
(To see more about Patrick Henry Hughes, you can go to his family’s website: http://www.patrickhenryhughes.com/)