Being the author of this blog, I declare this post is dedicated for the entire day to “Honor your father and your mother.” That’s right, I’m declaring an official one day personal blog holiday especially for stopping to take a moment to go give our parents some recognition. I’ll go first.
This is my mom, Susie, and my step-father, Bill, aka, Gramma and Grampa. They’ve been married for over 10 years now, and, in my opinion, are perfect for each other. I chose this picture, first, because it’s a really great picture of them, but mostly because it depicts one of the things that I most admire about them, their patriotism. My parents are some of the most proud Americans I personally know, and I’m really grateful for their example to me and my children.
Individually, I admire how my mom is growing in her relationship with the Lord, learning to lean on Him to help her deal with the pain and inconveniences she is experiencing because of physical ailments, and how she has come to be able to laugh and get on with life regardless of how her body feels. And I must admit, though it sometimes causes me to blush, my ego really appreciates how she is so vocal with her delusions that I’m the best at everything I do. (Man, I wish my kids had that same delusion!).
And Grampa Bill…he’s one in a million. I love how he makes my mom happy. And I love how he took my family and me as his own when he married my mom even though I was full-grown with kids of my own. I love how he reminds me of Santa Claus, and how he manages to make every waitress and cashier he encounters blush with his innocent flirting.
And I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to come up with more great things about my parents, but I’ll stop now because I’d really like to hear what you appreciate about your parents. Even if you don’t choose to share your comments here, I hope you’ll take advantage of “Honor Your Father & Mother Day” and tell them personally. Mom, I know you’ll read this, so consider yourself told! 🙂
Be blessed, ’cause if you have parents, and we all do, then you already are!