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If “Scaredy-cat” was a person, it would definitely be me because I'm the type who fears a lot of things (big dogs, cats, reptiles, creepy-crawly insects, heights, drowning, failure and a few others I can't recall right now) but of course none of them comes close to my greatest fear, which is the fear of loosing my parents, especially to unnatural causes of death. I can't seem to wrap my head around the possibility that; one minute I could be living with my parents and the next minute I'm an orphan.


A few times, I've envisioned this possibility but just a random thought about it sends shivers to my spine, my heart begins to race and immediately, I'd just discard that thought from my mind.

Believe me, it's not just about my dependence or me still being young but I'm scared of loosing my parents because I can't imagine living life without the people who brought me into life. I often wish we could just grow old together 😪.

I love them too much and I need them to be present in my life to witness my falls and my triumphs, to reprimand me when I do wrong and to be proud of me during my moments of accomplishment.

My parents are literally my backbone, without them I lose my biggest support, strength and motivation. So, I don't think I could deal with the sadness of that loss. It's like loosing the sunshine in my world and nothing will be able to fill that void.

I remember sometime ago, when my coursemate lost her mom to a ghastly accident, she was really downcast. And while sympathizing with her, she told me that just before her mom passed away, an altercation broke out between the two of them and for two days, they weren't on speaking terms. Now, her deepest regret is having unresolved conflicts as the last memories with her mom. It's sad! But, her experience taught me how I could cope with my fear;

Firstly, by choosing to accept the reality that death is a natural part of life, it's inevitable and beyond our control. That day will eventually come, so I'm learning to only focus on living every moment of life to the fullest.

Secondly, by focusing on my parents, giving them all the love and attention I can possibly give, working hard to become successful in order to make them proud and give them the best life, taking care of them, showing appreciation and respect as well as creating more happy memories with them while they're still alive.

And lastly, by resolving conflicts when it arises; discussing any underlying issues, forgiving one another and moving on with a clean state at all times.

Although, I do not anticipate my parents' death any time soon because every day, I pray to God for longevity of their life but if ever “life happens” and my greatest fear becomes a reality, I hope by then, I truly find the fortitude to cope with it 🙂.

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Wow... Thanks a lot, I appreciate 🤩.

I like how you explained

Thanks, I'm glad you do😊

You are welcome

May God keep your parents for you to see your successes and failures. I hope they will be alive to reprimand and congratulate you. It's always joy when our parents are alive to see us excelling in life.

Yes, Amen. Thanks for reading😊

I totally understand the pathway but you said you will have thoughts about such a thing and immediately start feeling your heart racing, and the only solution to that at that n moment is discarded from your mind...

May God just protect all of us...

Yes whenever I have thoughts about it, I try to discard it and think only about the present. Amen, thanks for reading!

You welcome...

That's lovely it shows how much you love and care for your parents. I wish your parents long life and prosperity and also the grace for them to enjoy the fruit of their labour.

Amen! Thanks for reading 🤗

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Losing one's parents regardless of how old you are would definitely cause an emotional breakdown and I try to keep the thought away from me even though I know that it is inevitable. I pray our parent live long to eat the fruit of their labor.

Exactly... Amen!
Thanks for reading.

Death is also my greatest fear and I can't face it I'm not sure I even have the guts to do so. And I pray you and your parents live to enjoy each other in the future too.

Amen! Thanks for reading.

I can totally relate to this fear, you just wonder when they fall sick or if they are away for too long. Even though death is something everyone will meet one day, it never dampens the shock at all. So we must always spend the time we have with them and make sure we use it to the best of our ability.
Thank you for sharing this with us.

Of course! Thanks for reading Bruno😊.

O dear I totally understand where you're coming from. Family is one of the most important things in life. Their encouragements and support is something we can never get elsewhere, the feeling is never always the same.

Losing our parents can be very disheartening especially if they are so lovely as you've written here. The sad truth is in the end we'll lose them regardless but my prayer for you is this: that they'll not die prematurely and may they live to experience your fruitful years.

Have a good day @dimmablogs

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