Wednesday, November 9, 2011

More Giving Thanks: My Heros

Today I am focusing my giving of thanks to my Mom & Dad, Marlys & Paul.

(this is a photo of us @ the reheasal dinner before our wedding) 
 I never knew how much I'd miss them before we moved to Tucson. Growing up I took for granted how lucky I was to have such loving and wise parents. They taught me so much about God, family, work ethic, and so many valuable life lessons.

They demonstrate the meaning of a marriage centered on love and commitment. They run a business together and raised 5 children together.

It is sometimes easy to get sad when I realize we only see them a few times each year. But, then I must remember I am so very blessed that I get to see them. And I talk more than once/week. In fact, I text my Mom almost daily! 

I am so happy to have them in my life. AND I get to see them in just a few short months as we're making a short trip home for New Years -- which is a TOTAL surprise since I didn't think we'd get home at all this year!!

4 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Great post! Mom and dad are worthy recipients of this praise. I think it is just too bad that we have to become adults before we can truly appreciate our parents... we'll never get back those days of going home and eating meals w/ them each day, and it's sort of a shame that we took them for granted! But at least we appreciate the time we have with them now! I can't wait for you guys to be home for New Years! Such a treat!!

B and B said...

What a wonderful post, Abby. I can only imagine how proud/happy your parents will be when they read both what you and Lisa have written.

Cool.

Marlys said...

Touched! You both made my day! I think as children we are all alike as I felt the same way about my parents. We always appreciate the people in our life when we have reached some level of maturity! I'm so excited that you will be home for New Years - can't think of a better way to ring it in!

Mama Nastase said...

Lovely tribute to your parents, Abby! (And Lisa, too!) I agree with you, Marlys, that it takes reaching a level of maturity before we appreciate the people in our lives. I'm happy that you'll all be together for New Year's this year!