Sunday, November 23, 2008

My family...thankful III

I am talking about my parents, grandparents, aunts uncles cousins. I sound like one of Bennett's prayers that is always how he starts his prayers off.

My mom and dad are such good parents. They still are so involved and love their children so much and have always instilled in us the importance of families and our little family in particular. We always had dinner around the family table even though my brother and I always had stuff going on. We had the basics down to a good family and I am so grateful for that.

A few things that I am just so thankful for are how supportive my family has always been to my brother and I. I was so active. I danced, cheerleaded, was in the band, took piano lessons, ice skated, was in the orchestra, swing choir, concert choir, took french horn lessons for 17 years, was in all the plays and musicals, voice lessons, played soft ball for many year, played soccer, ran track even though I was horrible at it and they never missed on recital, concert or game. Sometime I would get so embarrassed by there incessant screams at my games, but I was always so grateful for their support. On top of that they never missed one of Kyles games either. He played baseball, football, soccer, ran track and was good at it, and just about every other sport you can think of. Plus he played in college and they went to all of those games too. These games were in different states. That always meant so much to me. I was always so grateful to know the things that were important to me, meant something to them as well. I felt very lucky for that in my life.

We always took family vacations even if the money was tight. That was always so fun and till this day we still talk about the funny things that have happened while we were on vacation. Good times I tell ya.

I never once worried as a child. I think so many parents let their worries conflict their children and they never did that with me. I have always been so grateful for that too.

I feel so fortunate this day for my parents. They are some of my best friends. I love how much they love my children. My children are so lucky to have them in their lives. What a blessing that is. I have never seen grandparents more in love I tell ya.

Thanks mom and dad for always being there, for being good parents and instilling in my the desire to be a parent myself. Words could not describe my gratitude.

I have been so grateful my whole life living around my extended family. I cannot imagine it any other way. I have always lived by my grandparents and had always had the best relationship with the both of them. [I will have a post in the near feature talking about my grandparents.] I never knew growing up how lucky I was to live close to both sets of grandparents. I soon realized when I got older that not many people at all live near their grandparents or even had grandparent's living. I even had great grandparents most of my childhood life. I really was so blessed. I have so many memories with them. I am grateful for that.

I have even always lived near my aunts, uncles, and cousins. I have really good strong relationships with them all. I cannot believe how lucky I am.

I am so grateful for my family. What a blessing it is to have them near me again since we have moved home. Growing up every holiday was about being with family and we have that again. I love every ounce of family time.

1 comment:

Bonnie and Brian Wayne said...

That was very refreshing - I just got done reading some depressing stuff on the Drudge report - and then I read your blog. So - that was a much nicer read!