Ever since I've become a mother, I feel like I have gained this new kind of respect for my parents. I am even more appreciative of what they have done for me. They didn't just provide a roof over my head and food for my belly. They taught me the importance of morals, right from wrong, how to love, they encouraged me with every endeavor, and so much more. My only regret from my youth was not being more open with my parents. I wish I could have communicated with them better and let them know more about what was going on in my life without fear of being judged. But I guess as a kid you are afraid of disappointing the ones you love so that fear of disappointment kept me from being as close to my parents. Now I am sure I share too much at times with my parents!
My mom, Little Miss, dad, sister, & I at a wedding in November
I love when my parents come to visit or when I get to fly down to see them. I don't know if they realize how truly grateful I am for all they do for me. I say "thank you" as much as I can, but those words just don't seem to totally embrace the magnitude of my appreciation. I will forever be indebted to them. For lack of a better word, "thanks" mom & dad for always supporting me, always being there for me, and giving me all the tools I need to be a successful mother, wife, and milispouse!