Day 7 Thankfulness

In honor of my last fall break ever, I drove home on Friday and am staying until Tuesday.

During my time here in Fort Mill, I realize how thankful I am to have such strong relationships with my parents. A couple of years ago, I made a New Years resolution to get to know my parents as people. This sounds a little odd, but my parents had whole lives before they had John and I, and I wanted to know more about them and what they were like (when they used to be cool). So any time we had some one on one, I would ask questions about their past, what they were like when they were my age and things like that. And I am so thankful for that chance to get to know them better, and it has made me love and respect them more. I love them as my parents, but I also love them as people, flaws and quirks and all. It’s allowed us to be honest and transparent in our relationship now, which is a really great thing. My parents really rock, all three of them. My mom is one of the strongest women I know and we are so much alike in really great and crazy ways. My dad gave me a sense of adventure and practicality at the same time. He’s really funny and we have the best times on road trips and can talk for hours. And while Johnny entered the parent scene a little later, he was my number one support the only time I was ever grounded and I will always be thankful for him and the support he is to my mom.

Here’s to my awesome parents in all of their glory and dysfunctionality. You rock and I am beyond thankful for you!

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