Thursday, March 12, 2009

Parents

You know those people we used to think were so Uncool. The one's we knew as kids that were our heroes or enemies. You know the ones that mated and brought us into this world. Or the ones that gave you away for someone else to be your parents. Well those are the ones I am talking about. I had a rough childhood. But even so I am so THANKFUL for my parents. They were kids, having kids. And really they did the best they could with limited finances and education. I have them to thank for my upbringing and the morals they instilled in me. Are they perfect leave it to beaver parents? Are you kidding. But they did LOVE me and take care of me as they knew how. And now that I am the mother to 4 I get so thankful. For all the little things. Like. That I can still call and get their opinion. That they drive up here to see us and our kids. That my mom does my laundry when she visits. That my dad plays rough with the kids. That they are alive. That they would give us the shirt off their backs. That they accept us, and ALL our kids. That they want only the best for us. That they want us to succeed. That they work hard on all of the homes we have had. That they are just good people. And not just my parents but my in laws. I really am a lucky lady. You no to have in laws that I LOVE, and that LOVE me back. They made the man that I call LOVE. They helped him to be the one for me and our children. I am so incredibly blessed to have 4 REAL PARENTS. And wanted to maybe remind someone else out there to be THANKFUL for the little things, because in the little things we can achieve BIG!!!

4 comments:

Shipra Panosian said...

what an honest and heartfelt tribute, Vic. The older I get, the more I appreciate my parents, and the more I understand how much they love me and why they did the things they did when raising me.

Ginger said...

Hilarious picture of Bryce's dad. lol

Amber~ Care and Feeding of Wild Things said...

This post made me smile! And yeah, I feel grateful to my folks too. Thanks for the timely reminder, we should never take any of the good things in our lives for granted.
Cheers!

Vicki Miller said...

Ginger, this was Dicks' 60 th Bday party. We had a quilt on his lap to keep the old guy warm while he ate. It was fun