November 19th #MoreThankfulMeChallenge: ★·.·´¯`·.·★ 𝔼𝕩𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕔𝕖𝕤 ★·.·´¯`·.·★ Experiences aren’t always a pleasant thing, but as I go through this journey called life, I realize the challenging experiences in life are the ones that opened my eyes and allowed me to grow into the person I am today.
The one experience I can think of that I despised for the longest time (due to my stubbornness), but realized was one of the best things to have happened to me was when my dad had asked me to move out of the house.
Now as a 20 year old, selfish, angry son....I held the longest grudge against my dad. Many thoughts went through my mind when it happened, “my dad doesn’t care about me?”, “why do I always get treated like this?”, and “screw my parents!” Not once did I think of how were my actions were affecting my aging grandma? Was I setting a good example to my 3 younger siblings at home? Or was kicking me out of the house a hard thing for my dad to do to one of his kids?
Not having my parents take care of me forced me to learn how to manage my money better since I had bills to pay. At one point, I was juggling 3-4 jobs just to make ends meet. It wasn’t the most pleasant time in my life but it taught me to grow up.....quickly. It also taught me how much my parents had sacrificed their time, energy, sleep, & money to support my siblings and me.
So.....to my dad & mom, thank you for asking me to move out of the house when you did. Dad, I know it was one of the hardest things you had to do to one of your kids & I’m sorry I held that against you & mom for the longest time, but thank you for teaching me so many important life lessons through that one experience.
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