Friday, March 4, 2011


It's "Show us your life" Friday over at Kelly's Korner, and today's topic is family.
I love my family! I am blessed to have amazing parents who have greatly sacrificed over the years for me and my sister. They never gave me any idea that I couldn't do whatever I wanted to do or be whomever I wanted to be. I have grown up in a house full of love and for that I am eternally grateful. They are my twin pillars without whom I could not stand. I am proud to be their daughter.
My Daddy is my hero, without him I would be lost. He is the most amazing man!
I can't count how many times in the last 24 years he has instilled in me to be independent and work hard to provide for myself. "Don't ever depend on a man, because they will let you down" he says. I work hard daily to make sure that never happens. He is quiet and shy and caring and I love him dearly! I am proud to call him my Daddy.
My Mother is a sacrificial mother. She would give her own life for Cassie or I and not think twice about it. Without her I would nothing. She definitely isn't quiet or shy. (which is where I get it from I'm sure) She has taught me to give rather than to receive, to think of others before myself, to treat others as I would want to be treated, to think before I speak ( still working on this one) to work hard, to plan for the future and to enjoy life. I am proud to call her my Mother.
Cassie is truly a gift straight from God. Of this I am sure! Being only 20 months apart, we are amazingly close. I have mothered (more like smothered) her since Jan. 18th, 1988 and I plan to continue! I am still shocked that she got married and pregnant first! Cassie is married to a great guy, Josh, and they are expecting their first baby, Tate, in July. I am thrilled to become an Aunt! I'll try not to smother promises!
Cassie's the best and I am proud to be her big Sister.
Friends are great, but at the end of the day my Family are the most important people in my life.
Dad, Mom, Cassie, Josh and soon Tate........that's what life is all about.
Not fame or fortune......FAMILY!