My grandmother once said to me, “When we are children, we sometimes step on our parents’ toes and when we grow up, we step on their hearts. Your parents decided to stay together despite their troubled marriage so you would not suffer the consequences of divorce. Don’t rebel, but honour them for the sacrifices they’re making for you. Out of the ashes of their mistakes will rise the lessons you will need to make your marriage work someday. When it is your turn to make sacrifices for your children, remember that a fruit must decay for its seeds to germinate.”

Friday Fictioneers is a meme by Madison Woods.