My husband and I spent thousands of dollars on our son so he could receive educational therapy after a major concussion affected his cognitive functions. We spent thousands on private school education when our children were younger. We set aside thousands more to help finance our children's post-secondary education. It's not enough to pay for all of it, but still it is a sacrifice when we have our own future retirement to support and consider. The day will creep up on us soon enough.
Are our sacrifices appreciated? At this stage it is hard to know. No one really understands all that a parent gives up until they too are in this same position. In the meantime we recognize that this is what our parents did for us, and what we hope our children will do for their offspring should they be so blessed.
Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up. ~Ezra Taft Bens___________________________
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