Nov 29, 2015 - 07:20 PM
I find that placing needs ahead of wants allows me to never feel guilty. I understand WANTING to retire to a life of travel and enjoyment. Parents sacrifice for basically 2 decades to raise children. I have always believed that my parents earned my care for them when they got old, by raising my sisters and me for 30 years. They never once took a vacation, but visiting grandmoter during the summer every year was the only vacation we ever had, while growing up. By the time the youngest was grown, they were not able to travel well, due to physical limitations. They gave up their best years, when they could have enjoyed traveling, to raise a family and work to be able to support us. I wouldn't dream of NOTputting THEIR NEEDS first, when I am the one able to work and provide to help them, after all they did for us. Our generation has been able to earn and save more than previous generations, and sharing with my parents is a blessing and privilege.