1. 1963-1968: I'm thankful Mom and Dad decided to have me. I've heard I was not an easy baby, yet they endured my colic with patience.
|I may look calm, but appearances can be deceiving.|
2. 1968-1973: I'm thankful Mom and Dad made me a big sister. My little sister put up with my bossiness and remains a great friend. (I'm hoping I'm not as domineering now.)
|I couldn't find a photo from the time frame--I'm sure I have one around here somewhere--but I thought this one was good for a laugh. 1991, in case you're wondering.|
4. 1978-1983: I'm thankful that Dad pursued a dream and moved the family into an earth-sheltered, solar-heated, unfinished house he designed. I could write many more posts about lessons learned from that experience.
|The yard did not look this good when we first moved in. Picture Scotch broom, lots of Scotch broom.|
5. 1983-1988: I'm thankful that Mom and Dad welcomed John into the family.
6. 1988-1993: I'm thankful that Mom and Dad helped us so much when I was pregnant with our youngest son. Dad managed for weeks on end, as Mom (and John's mom, too) watched our oldest two while I was on bedrest.
|Leaving the hosptial--small, but mighty, at 6 weeks old.|
7. 1993-1998: I'm thankful that Mom and Dad supported our decision to adopt, and welcomed their new granddaughters.
|Playing at Grandpa and Grandma's house|
9. 2003-2008: I'm thankful for the way Dad and Mom worked together, creating their own little Eden.
10. 2008-2013: I'm thankful that Dad and Mom care lovingly for their mothers. Dad's mom lived with them prior to her passing, and now Mom's mom has moved in with them. They graciously, tenderly care for parents who can't care for themselves.
Happy 50th, Mom and Dad!
Thanks for my parents' example of a strong marriage.
A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall, Considerings, Finding Ninee, Getting Literal, I can say mama, I Want Backsies, Rewritten, Steps into Parenthood, Thankful Me, The Wakefield Doctrine