My parents were flawed (Dad told horrible jokes and Mom was challenged in the kitchen)… however, they loved me unconditionally.
I took that for granted until I had kids.
It soon became clear (as a flawed parent myself), that unconditional love was the best gift I could provide.
I was so moved by this revelation that I wrote my parents a short note pointing out how their influence helped me with my own children.
A few weeks after my parents passed away, while cleaning out their house, I found that note taped to the back of a kitchen cabinet.
I didn’t get to say goodbye to either of them but was certain I didn’t leave anything unsaid.
Don’t wait until the “perfect” time to tell someone how important they are to you.
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