Our parents are our greatest support. They are an essential part of our lives and we know we have someone to rely on whenever things get rough.

We grow up thinking of our parents are invincible. But then we grow up, and we forget that they’re aging, too.

We’re too afraid to say anything but we know that one day, they won’t be here anymore.

There are many things you’ll wish you would have said to your parents while they were were still around to hear them. Here are 10 things you’ll face after your parents are gone. Learn from these lessons and change your life now. You don’t have to wait until your parents are gone to appreciate them.


10. You will understand the importance of family more

No one else will ever have such unconditional love for you. Regardless of how often you thought they judged you, they never turned you away, did they? When they said, “I just want the best for you,” we used to laugh. Now we know they meant it.

9. You won’t be able to move for a long time

You’ll feel physically sick, and you’ll want your mom or dad to be there to make you food and take care of you more than anything else.

8. You’ll feel loss for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren they’ll never meet

The family pictures you’re never going to take, the holidays you’re not going to spend together … lifetimes of unlived memories will invade your mind.

7. You’ll never be able to listen to people complain about their parents again

You would give anything to get your mother to call you and nag you again.

6. The sadness never leaves

You will cry just as much as you did the day they died sometimes. The pain changes with time, but it is never gone

5. You will be jealous of anyone who has parents to spend time with

You will envy anyone for the holidays who gets home. You will mentally curse anyone who complains that they have to spend time with their parents for whatever reason

4. Holidays are Lonely

Especially if you have your own wife or even children, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas and all the other holidays are feeling a bit empty.

3. You’ll learn secrets

You can find details about the lives of your parents that make you uncomfortable. You will remember that they were people, not just family, and because you can’t tell them, you won’t know how to handle it.

2. You’ll still want to call them when something happens

Sometimes you can get your mobile out and only know that they are no longer here, as you’re about to press “Call.”

1. You’ll realize how much you loved them

That’s the irony of loss. You never know how much you’ve loved someone until they’re no longer there.

You’ll know what it’s like to miss them every day if you have lost your parents. They might not be here anymore, but they’ll always live on in you. We learn to value the little moments with our own children more, and hopefully, the memories we make will comfort them when they’re in our shoes. What lessons did you learn after losing your parents? Let us know!