I Must Confess…I Love My Parents
I really do.
And I love my parents-in-law too. Yes, really. Even after living with them for nearly a year while we saved for a house. Even after surviving a road-trip to Melbourne, complete with diarrhoea, three sick kids and rain.
We have a great relationship and I honestly don’t know what I’d do without them. Sickening, I know, but so very true. David and Vicki, thank you for everything – we do try to let you know how much we appreciate your support but it never feels enough.
So thank you – we love you and are so grateful to have you in our lives x
Now, back to MY parents.
It’s funny how you take things for granted. I’ve always loved my parents and they’ve always been there for me. We’ve never clashed. We’ve never really fought. We give each other space. We’re not extra close but we talk every week. It’s comfortable.
Sure, there have been times over the years they have infuriated me and embarrassed me. And there have probably been even more times when I have made them feel the same towards me!
But I can’t imagine life without them. They live two hours away and we don’t see as much of each other as we’d like but when we do get to see each other, it is just like it always is.
It’s comfortable. It’s like home. Like the warmth and familiarity of your favourite blanket. Just as it should be, I guess.
I’ve been thinking a lot more about them lately. Since Dad’s health scare late last year, he has not been the same. He tires easily and I am worried. He turns 75 in November and after years of living in denial, I guess I have to face the fact that my parents are ageing and won’t be around forever.
It really is a sobering thought.
I may not see them all the time but I love them and miss them. I might have my own life now and have kids of my own but I still need my own parents to be here for me. I can’t imagine living without that warm, comforting blanket of love and care.
I’m really not ready to walk into the cold just yet.
So if you have the opportunity this week, go on and hug your parents. Make it matter. Show your love and appreciation for all they have done for you. Even if you are not on the best of terms right now.
You won’t regret it.
I love you mum and dad x
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