Translation - "Home is always a haven."
I believe some of us, who are away from our family, might have this kind of thing in ourselves - we don't like to share our hardships or struggles we face with our family, especially with our parents. Not because we don't trust them but because we don't want them to hear our struggles and feel helpless for us.
But these past few years, I feel the opposite. I like sharing every little things happening in my life with my family. I would call them almost every day and talk about meaningful to nonsense shits.
It is because I realize that family is a haven which I can lean on anytime. I can gossip about others with my sisters without worrying words might spread out. I can complain about my assignments, work, exams or anything. I started sharing my struggles or stress with them.
What has changed me? First, there were 3 fire cases happened near my family and I was away for all 3 times. My dad had an operation (a minor one) and I was also away from him. My sister got into a minor car accident and I was away from her. Other minor incidents and so on, but I am still away. These all incidents made me feel helpless as I am always far away from them. But I always feel grateful that my family keeps updating me about everything, from major to minor; making me no FOMO. Sometimes we might feel helpless for our loved ones and could not be together for all the times, but sharing our daily life experiences at least makes us feel less left out and feel that there is always someone out there who we can rely on anytime.
I am not saying that you should take your family for granted, but saying that at least we should put ourselves in each other's shoes and try to understand each other's feelings and value all the moments we have with our family. Home is always my haven and I am going home soon 😁