Appreciate your Parents
For better or worse, I cite my personal experience.
1. They brought three older siblings and me into the world and provided for us. We bore their mark.
2. I appreciate their stoicism. They were deep country farm types. From them I learned to accept bad news with poise.
3. They taught me to laugh. My dad told fun stories, was good on dialects. My mother was an encourager yet cut me down to size when needed.
4. They gave me a faith I haven’t retained but grounding from that faith that in God’s eyes I’m no better than anyone else.
5. My dad found work all through the depression. We never missed a meal. He taught me resourcefulness.
6. I’ve forgiven myself for being oblivious to their unconditional love for me—and appreciate all the things they did for me I’ll never be fully aware of.
7. I often wanted more but know they did the best they could.
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