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What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by jaszplus12(m): 4:49pm On May 04
Early 1996, I fell sick suddenly and had to be rushed to the hospital. It was a private clinic and while I was waiting to see the doctor my dad was at the cashier trying to pay....
A while later he came towards me with a sour face...I couldn't read his thoughts...
Much later I was attended to and given some drugs and allowed to go home.
When I got better, my dad told me what happened at the cashier.
He hadn't enough money to complete my treatment...so he was lost in thought... while pondering on the next move...a man was also at the cashier trying to pay for his sick child's drugs and treatment....and was leafing through a bundle of notes! Counted and paid without flinching! More than 10 times my treatment money! My dad said he felt sorry for himself that day....and so did I!
From thence I promised to do all I can to give him a great retirement... unfortunately he passed before this was to be! embarassed
Please share yours....

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by GentleBone(f): 4:55pm On May 04
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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by ClassicPesGamer(m): 6:51pm On May 04
speaking of parents....

no one can perform their roles except from God....

remembered those days Mum and Dad followed me to every registration(academic).

There was one particular day my dad was carrying my travelling bag and nearly fell down....

only an unwise fellow will ignore his/her parents
jaszplus12:
Early 1996, I fell sick suddenly and had to be rushed to the hospital. It was a private clinic and while I was waiting to see the doctor my dad was at the cashier trying to pay....
A while later he came towards me with a sour face...I couldn't read his thoughts...
Much later I was attended to and given some drugs and allowed to go home.
When I got better, my dad told me what happened at the cashier.
He hadn't enough money to complete my treatment...so he was lost in thought... while pondering on the next move...a man was also at the cashier trying to pay for his sick child's drugs and treatment....and was leafing through a bundle of notes! Counted and paid without flinching! More than 10 times my treatment money! My dad said he felt sorry for himself that day....and so did I!
From thence I promised to do all I can to give him a great retirement... unfortunately he passed before this was to be! embarassed
Please share yours....
speaking of parents....

no one can perform their roles except from God....

remembered those days Mum and Dad followed me to every registration(academic).

There was one particular day my dad was carrying my travelling bag and nearly fell down....

only an unwise fellow will ignore his/her parents after becoming successful in life

@op
may his soul rest in perfect peace

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by stubbornman(m): 7:37pm On May 04
When I was in Secondary school I was quite brilliant (even till date) , then came early retirement for popsy, though having served 32 years ,we didn't see it coming but it did.

Mehn things where rough ,I was in Jss3 then in a private school with the dream of going to London or Canada to complete my education but all that was halted as I even had to voluntarily drop out of secondary school since we could not afford my school fees again and took to cement selling.

Dad was in Lagos struggling to make ends meet all he could afford was maybe #1500 card every week for a family of 5, the day my Dad learnt I dropped out of school his voice broke on the phone...I was the one consoling him like "hey don't worry Sir I will be great, I'm fine smiley"

Mum really tried , sometimes I see the pretty woman going to hawk waterleaf I will just start crying. cry cry

God preserved us with a certain kind of happiness and bond if not ehnnnn.... It was crazy .

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by jaszplus12(m): 8:35pm On May 04
ClassicPesGamer:
speaking of parents....

no one can perform their roles except from God....

remembered those days Mum and Dad followed me to every registration(academic).

There was one particular day my dad was carrying my travelling bag and nearly fell down....

only an unwise fellow will ignore his/her parents speaking of parents....

no one can perform their roles except from God....

remembered those days Mum and Dad followed me to every registration(academic).

There was one particular day my dad was carrying my travelling bag and nearly fell down....

only an unwise fellow will ignore his/her parents after becoming successful in life

@op
may his soul rest in perfect peace
Thanks for sharing your experience bro....
Speaking about registration, I didn't allow my dad to go with me then, but when seeking admissions he was everywhere with me ... he'd step into any office and speak with boldness....and even when I couldn't get admitted twice he made sure I stayed focused....and these characters I still have today.... thanks to him! RIP Dad...I really missed you...

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by jaszplus12(m): 8:38pm On May 04
stubbornman:
When I was in Secondary school I was quite brilliant (even till date) , then came early retirement for popsy, though having served 32 years ,we didn't see it coming but it did.

Mehn things where rough ,I was in Jss3 then in a private school with the dream of going to London or Canada to complete my education but all that was halted as I even had to voluntarily drop out of secondary school since we could not afford my school fees again and took to cement selling.

Dad was in Lagos struggling to make ends meet all he could afford was maybe #1500 card every week for a family of 5, the day my Dad learnt I dropped out of school his voice broke on the phone...I was the one consoling him like "hey don't worry Sir I will be great, I'm fine smiley"

Mum really tried , sometimes I see the pretty woman going to hawk waterleaf I will just start crying. cry cry

God preserved us with a certain kind of happiness and bond if not ehnnnn.... It was crazy .
Kaaaiiii.... this your experience brings tears to my eyes honestly! Chaiiiii.... when a father's voice breaks....then an earthquake has happened! Hope you are all good now ...

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by pozehnani(f): 9:31pm On May 04
Very Touching... cry
Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by Foodqueen(f): 10:35pm On May 04
Seeing all this struggle to make sure we never lack cry cry

Op, no let me talk, I feel too emotional talking about my mum.

I pray, that I am able to be as a mother she was to my kids.

Continue to rest on mommy.

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by ClassicPesGamer(m): 11:02pm On May 04
jaszplus12:

Thanks for sharing your experience bro....
Speaking about registration, I didn't allow my dad to go with me then, but when seeking admissions he was everywhere with me ... he'd step into any office and speak with boldness....and even when I couldn't get admitted twice he made sure I stayed focused....and these characters I still have today.... thanks to him! RIP Dad...I really missed you...

he surely is a good man...

may his soul rest in peace

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by jaszplus12(m): 12:01am On May 05
ClassicPesGamer:


he surely is a good man...

may his soul rest in peace
Amen my brother.... thank you so much

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by jaszplus12(m): 12:06am On May 05
Foodqueen:
Seeing all this struggle to make sure we never lack cry cry

Op, no let me talk, I feel too emotional talking about my mum.

I pray, that I am able to be as a mother she was to my kids.

Continue to rest on mommy.
Initially I didn't want you to say anything...so emotions won't run over.... but I think we're here to encourage each other...so, if you share, we can learn, we can also share your emotions and support you in our spirits!
Keep her characteristics with you as you look forward to motherhood too!
And....may mummy's soul rest in perfect peace!

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by bestabigaelever(f): 10:59am On May 05
You are all lucky or let me say blessed

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by jaszplus12(m): 3:08pm On May 05
bestabigaelever:
You are all lucky or let me say blessed
Oh yes... but let me say, you're not "unblessed" either! Whatever is your case may be a stepping stone to your future perfection when you're a family person! Nothing happens without a reason...
Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by Kroos205(m): 3:38pm On May 05
seeing my mom taking lapo loan and others sadden me.
my family is just complicated, my dad is rich but he does'nt take care of home. My mom was once rich i remember vividly even tho i was young then. she own a very popular amala restaurant then but the death of my elder sister and younger bro crashed it all.
the memory of my mom using most of her sales money to deliver my baby bro through operation nd yet he still died a year later weakens me.
no matter what, i will strive hard to take of mom since dad no send us.
gat many stories but pain won't let me write

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by Enigma2049(m): 6:49pm On May 05
Lalasticlala. Front page material

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by jaszplus12(m): 7:49pm On May 05
Kroos205:
seeing my mom taking lapo loan and others sadden me.
my family is just complicated, my dad is rich but he does'nt take care of home. My mom was once rich i remember vividly even tho i was young then. she own a very popular amala restaurant then but the death of my elder sister and younger bro crashed it all.
the memory of my mom using most of her sales money to deliver my baby bro through operation nd yet he still died a year later weakens me.
no matter what, i will strive hard to take of mom since dad no send us.
gat many stories but pain won't let me write
Oh pain! It's not easy... BUT....!!!
Take consolation in God, receive strength, stay focused, push ahead....the Lord will crown your efforts!

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by jaszplus12(m): 7:52pm On May 05
Chaiiiii.... opening this thread self has made me emotional! The contributions so far has dealt blows to my heart! cry
Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by OkCornel(m): 8:07pm On May 05
This is the most emotional thread I’ve seen on nairaland cry

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by Kirchoffs: 8:26pm On May 05
I didn't have any parent because my grandma played the role of a father and mother ,I remember when we were very young, I think I was about 6 years old my dad had abandoned us already, things were so bad for us to the extent that we were using rain water to drink garri once a day.

I remember my grandma and big sis going out to hawk banana (ogede paranta), those were very dark times and even despite my young age I can still remember the scenario vividly.
My only regret is that my grandma isn't alive to eat the fruits of her labour.... I really miss and appreciate her...God bless her in heaven for me.

I hope to build a house in her memory to mark her burial anniversary.

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by jaszplus12(m): 8:34pm On May 05
Kirchoffs:
I didn't have any parent because my grandma played the role of a father and mother ,I remember when we were very young, I think I was about 6 years old my dad had abandoned us already, things were so bad for us to the extent that we were using rain water to drink garri once a day.

I remember my grandma and big sis going out to hawk banana (ogede paranta), those were very dark times and even despite my young age I can still remember the scenario vividly.
My only regret is that my grandma isn't alive to eat the fruits of her labour.... I really miss and appreciate her...God bless her in heaven for me.

I hope to build a house in her memory to mark her burial anniversary.
Wow!! If at 6 years old the memory can be imprinted on your mind...then words can't explain the situation!
May Jehovah help your project to immortalize your precious Grandma! May her soul rest in peace! Amen
Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by primeache: 8:39pm On May 05
Seeing her lying helpless and lifeless brought tears to my soul.
My greatest counselor, her encouragement made me who I am.
Continue to rest on mum, but it pains me that all the roads we trekked together, I have rode my cars over them as you told me.

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by Kirchoffs: 8:41pm On May 05
jaszplus12:

Wow!! If at 6 years old the memory can be imprinted on your mind...then words can't explain the situation!
May Jehovah help your project to immortalize your precious Grandma! May her soul rest in peace! Amen
Amen bro..a big AMEN to that, the woman was one in a zillion......The memories will linger forever

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by jaszplus12(m): 10:07pm On May 05
primeache:
Seeing her lying helpless and lifeless brought tears to my soul.
My greatest counselor, her encouragement made me who I am.
Continue to rest on mum, but it pains me that all the roads we trekked together, I have rode my cars over them as you told me.
Be comforted Sir, she's in a better place...
Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by primeache: 10:24pm On May 05
Thank you.
jaszplus12:

Be comforted Sir, she's in a better place...

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by BKsoul(f): 10:45pm On May 05
primeache:
Seeing her lying helpless and lifeless brought tears to my soul.
My greatest counselor, her encouragement made me who I am.
Continue to rest on mum, but it pains me that all the roads we trekked together, I have rode my cars over them as you told me.
Now my tears can't stop flowing.... Awwwww.... I honestly know how you feel... I was my parents princess but death never allowed. My life journey was cut short...

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by Kroos205(m): 5:02am On May 06
jaszplus12:

Oh pain! It's not easy... BUT....!!!
Take consolation in God, receive strength, stay focused, push ahead....the Lord will crown your efforts!

amen and thanks

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by ecomalchemist(m): 5:29am On May 06
So much to write but i don't want to soil the thread with tears.

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by Modupeoluwa123(f): 2:12pm On May 06
Hmmmmm
I remember back then in Jss1 when my dad’s brother came to brainwash him to build houses in their village.
It all started like this: My dad singlehandedly came to Lagos on his own at 15, he toiled and suffered before he eventually became a multi millionaire. He was able to build houses and owned a lot of landed properties and trained us in the best schools.
His blood brothers were envious of him and they always lamented on how he was wasting his money training girls in school. Whenever they come to Lagos, they do return to the village with bundles of money. Well, that wasn’t enough for them though. In fact, my dad helped them by bringing some of their children to Lagos to work.
One day, a particular brother of his came to Lagos and told my dad he needed to build houses in the village because of his mother. My dad loved his mother so greatly. I remember my mum kicking against the idea but he was determined, his brother took him to the village and after seven days, they called us that he was sick and couldn’t eat.
Eventually they brought him back to Lagos but he was like a walking corpse. All the test we ran showed nothing, he would pee on his body and whenever he ate, the food just sinks in and you definitely hear the noise.
To cut the story short, he died three months after suffering so hard. I couldn’t bear the sight of him. He suffered to death for no reason.
All he labored for, they didn’t allow him enjoy it in his old age.
I was 12 but I knew I wasn’t going to see him again the moment he was buried. I felt so sorry for him. Sorry that he had spent so much training my sibblings and I and he wasn’t allowed to sit back and enjoy.
And boom! These family people came to share properties.
The only saving grace was that my dad had a lawyer.

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by Hammyaladin(m): 6:34pm On May 06
The stories above are touching... Indeed parents go through alot to see their children make it in life!!!

Three Gbosas to all parents who participated in the life of their kids!!!

May heaven and Earth favour the efforts of responsible parents!!

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Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by jaszplus12(m): 6:43pm On May 06
Modupeoluwa123:
Hmmmmm
I remember back then in Jss1 when my dad’s brother came to brainwash him to build houses in their village.
It all started like this: My dad singlehandedly came to Lagos on his own at 15, he toiled and suffered before he eventually became a multi millionaire. He was able to build houses and owned a lot of landed properties and trained us in the best schools.
His blood brothers were envious of him and they always lamented on how he was wasting his money training girls in school. Whenever they come to Lagos, they do return to the village with bundles of money. Well, that wasn’t enough for them though. In fact, my dad helped them by bringing some of their children to Lagos to work.
One day, a particular brother of his came to Lagos and told my dad he needed to build houses in the village because of his mother. My dad loved his mother so greatly. I remember my mum kicking against the idea but he was determined, his brother took him to the village and after seven days, they called us that he was sick and couldn’t eat.
Eventually they brought him back to Lagos but he was like a walking corpse. All the test we ran showed nothing, he would pee on his body and whenever he ate, the food just sinks in and you definitely hear the noise.
To cut the story short, he died three months after suffering so hard. I couldn’t bear the sight of him. He suffered to death for no reason.
All he labored for, they didn’t allow him enjoy it in his old age.
I was 12 but I knew I wasn’t going to see him again the moment he was buried.
And boom! These family people came to share properties.
The only saving grace was that my dad had a lawyer.
Speechless!! Whaaaaaaattttt Somebody help me with words to say please!!!! cry
Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by jaszplus12(m): 6:44pm On May 06
Hammyaladin:
The stories above are touching... Indeed parents go through alot to see their children make it in life!!!

Three Gbosas to all parents who participated in the life of their kids!!!

May heaven and Earth favour the efforts of responsible parents!!
Amen!
Re: What Happened That Made You Feel Sorry For Your Parents? by Ovaltine(m): 11:48am On May 10
Modupeoluwa123:
Hmmmmm
I remember back then in Jss1 when my dad’s brother came to brainwash him to build houses in their village.
It
I was 12 but I knew I wasn’t going to see him again the moment he was buried. I felt so sorry for him. Sorry that he had spent so much training my sibblings and I and he wasn’t allowed to sit back and enjoy.
And boom! These family people came to share properties.
The only saving grace was that my dad had a lawyer.

What tribe are you?
And from which state.
I can't believe Yorubas would do these.

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