I read this story somewhere.
When tearing down the wall of his house, a man found that there was a lizard stuck between the hollow space in the wall because a nail from outside hammered into one of its feet. He sees this, feels pity, and at the same time curious, as when he checked the nail, it was nailed 10 years ago when the house was first built.What must have happened?
How did the lizard survive in this position for 10 years! In a dark wall partition for 10 years without moving, it is next to impossible. Without moving a single step–since its foot was nailed! So he stopped his work and observed the lizard, what it has been doing, and what and how it has been eating.
Later, not knowing from where it came appears another lizard, with food in its mouth. Ah! He was stunned and touched deeply. For the lizard, that was stuck by nail, another lizard has been feeding it for the past 10 years… Imagine? it has been doing that untiringly for 10 long years, without giving up hope on its partner.
The point is, never abandon your Parents and loved ones. You may have the entire world at your feet, but you might be the only world to them. The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.