you live your whole life with the people that you love. suddenly you realize that they’re not as good as what you imagine. they start to act out, being rude to your mother even though your family has given generously. your mother has been patient even though she is often treated like crap. but still, she smiles, laughs, embraces them, and gives. and your dad is sometimes too blindsided by his own family that he’s oblivious to the pain your mother goes through.
my mom is an awesome lady. pay respect to her because she has a big heart. thank her because she’s kind. be kind to her because she doesn’t hold a grudge. shame on you for not treating her the way she deserves to be treated.
i am honestly disgusted.
-- Lemony Snicket, When Did You See Her Last? (via samardic)