Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thankful #8

Today, I woke up not really thinking about what I was thankful for today but while I was watching the Today Show it hit me. Today, I am thankful for my mom and dad.

You are probably wondering why this hit me while watching the Today Show. Well, it was the story about the 5 year old missing girl in NC that was found dead and her mom is in jail for selling her for child slavery. As I was watching this report, I could feel my blood starting to boiling and then they announce that the mom is in protective custody in jail, not just to protect her from the other inmates but because she is also pregnant. Wow! I started shaking from anger.

Okay now back to why I am thankful for my parents.

Reason #1: They have never given me or my sisters anything thing but unconditional love.

Reason #2: They would give any one of their daughters the shirt off their backs if that was what we needed.

Reason #3: When we found out that I had Cystic fibrosis at age 12, they never treated me any differently than my sisters. They never held me back because of my CF. I think it only make them push me harder.

Reason #4 They are not only my parents but they are also my friends.

I could go on and on about why I am thankful for my mom and dad but I don't want to get too sappy. I have been blessed to have such great parents. After seeing so many reports on the TV about ungrateful and unloving parents, it makes me see how lucky I am to have the parents I have. I love you mom and dad!

1 comment:

Diana said...

Love this post Steph! You are right. There are too many parents out there who dont apreciate how blessed they are. I am thankful everyday to be able to be a Mommy to every one of my babies! I hope oneday they will feel the same as you do today!