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Remembering our parents. When we were young, we were unable to appreciate how devoted our parents were to our well-being, and the many ways in which they devoted their time, energy, and resources to nurturing us. We now know how much they cared for us and helped prepare us for productive lives. However, appreciating their qualities does not require us to romanticize them. We all had to find our own paths in life and develop our own understandings of the world and our place in it, and that often led to conflicts with our parents. Moreover, we learned that our parents are human beings with imperfections. As we remember our parents today and focus on their positive qualities, we may be able to forgive them their flaws. Some of us may feel that our parents harmed us, intentionally or unintentionally, and that we are not yet able to forgive them; we hope that our mentioning them here today will help bring us a measure of healing.
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