I hated my parents when I was a young man. My mom was a very hard, miserable person and I hated my dad for not standing up to her. They both basically ignored me as I was growing up. Sometimes I felt like a ghost. As I matured I started to understand some of the rough times they went through as children themselves. I won't go into it but I grew to understand the things that had shaped their lives. I made peace with my father before he died and did my best with my mom. Over the years I have really come to appreciate who they where. They did their best with what they had. I have a genuine love for them now but sadly they are not here for me to tell them that. Knowing this does help me to be the best father and grandfather that I can be. I want to love and appreciate my family now. What about you? We each have to do what is best for us. Can I recommend that you don't miss opportunities before it is too late? I guess I just did.