Monday, July 16, 2012

Day 4: My Parents

For more information on the 30 day challenge, please see this post.

It is day 4 of the 30 day challenge and today, you get to meet the people that brought me into this world.  These same 2 people have played a major influence on who I am today, and honestly, I feel like I owe them the world.

These are my parents.  Many moons ago, on their wedding day.  I love this picture of them.  They were so happy to be married, and the thing I love the most, is that they are still just as happy.  I can't remember ever seeing my parents argue.  Not once.  Which means they were either smart enough to not do it in front of us, or they have just never argued.  The best is when my mom is in the kitchen cleaning up and you hear my dad say "Dear, what do you need?"  and my moms reply?!  "A kiss, I need a kiss."

My parents have always been hard workers.  They had 6 kids, and both worked full time while we were growing up... in fact, they both still do.  My dad had 2 jobs most of my childhood.  They did this so that we never went without.  We didn't have the best of everything growing up, but we had a lot.  Even though we didn't have the super cute, expensive clothes, we had amazing family vacations.  I look back now, and think wow... my parents really knew how to raise a family.

This pic is a little blurry, but this is them 2 years ago at a family Easter party.  Each one of them holding one of their grandsons.  They are great grand parents and all the kids adore them.

I love my parents more than anything, and they love us all just as much.  I was blessed with people that knew what a family should be, and they cherish every bit of it, every day.

I hope I can do, with my kids, half of what they did with us.  I hope that my monkeys grow up and say the same things about me that I am lucky enough to be able to say about my parents.

We will have some more fun tomorrow with Day 5, so be sure to come back.

Happy Monday Monkey Manics!