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Parents ...

I know this sounds corny but I love my Mom and Dad.

I couldn't ask for a more supportive set of parents and they are force behind everything I have accomplished and all the good decisions in my life. They have always been there for me - never judgmental and always generous. I look back on my youth and can't believe I turned out as normal as I did because I wasn't an easy kid to raise but they managed to do so and never made me feel like a burden. Now I am almost 30 years old and I still know that all I would have to do is pick up the phone and they would be there for me in any way or form I needed them.

This past Easter I told my Mom that I was sad to be away from home and I was trying to figure out a way to afford a flight or the gas for a drive home. She told me to save my money because we were already planning on seeing eachother soon enough. Then a few days before easter I came home to a huge package on my doorstep. Inside was an easter basket that both Mom and Dad had put together. Filled with treats, funny little presents, a card, and little plastic eggs with notes written on them from my Mom.

They make me feel so loved it is unbelievable. I never doubt them.

I have gotten into the habit of calling home every thursday and now it has become such a routine that Mom or Dad will call and tease me Friday morning if I don't try to get a hold of them.

I have a coworker that is estranged from her mother and is even dealing with debt from her mom stealing her identity. When we talk about money woes and such I always feel like a bit of a heel because the disclaimer in my head is always - well, if things get to bad I know my parents would be there to bail me out. I know I have a safety net. I know I will always have their love.

I hope that if I ever have kids that I make them feel the same way I do.

(If you are wondering what brought this on - I just watched an episode of ER where a woman lost her Mother. She admitted that they never got along but after she got the news her mother was dying she could do nothing but cry ... because all those arguments meant nothing now. This made me think about how well I get along with my parents but also how much I was going to miss them when they were gone.)


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Apr. 23rd, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
Hurray for good parents!
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