Thursday, September 4, 2008

Honor Thy Father & Mother

Good morning, everyone. I'm SO sorry I haven't posted in a while; I have all these thoughts buzzing in my head, and they won't stand still long enough to sort and get down into writing! ::::::::sigh:::::::::::: I hope you'll forgive me! :)

Today I want to honor my mom and dad. This is them!

Actually, this picture's almost 2 years old. They don't seem to hold still long enough to take a picture of the two of them TOGETHER very often. :)

My mom and dad are REALLY giving. They offered us a place to live when we didn't know what God was doing in our lives - we still share a house with them! They are ALWAYS there when I need them, for anything. When a crisis arises - as they seem to, often, in Kenn & my lives!!! - they are always there, even if we only get a sympathetic ear and good, Godly advice. :)

Mom takes care of me a LOT. She purchases most of my prescriptions; she gives me money to get used clothing and books. She puts up with my mood shifts and a-political attitudes. :D She's been one of my best friends for the last ten years, and I am so grateful for her!!!

Dad is so looking forward to retirement that I think he has trouble seeing straight sometimes. :D He's become much more light-hearted when he gets to stay home, with a ready laugh and a conversation with Kenn coming easily. This week, he blessed both Rhonda and me with a ticket for her to come for Thanksgiving - the first holiday her ex-husband will have the kids - so she doesn't have to be by herself. I haven't seen her since my wedding. :) Thank you, Dad.

I don't tell them often enough how much I love them, how blessed I am by them, how grateful I am for everything they do for me. God teaches me how to love so many times by their examples. I am SO blessed to have Godly parents.

I just wanted to honor them today, in a special way. :)


Rhonda said...

I, too, am ever so grateful for your parents! They are truly wonderful people! Because of them I will be able to manage this first holiday without my kids! I am so very blessed to have you as my dearest friend!!

karen said...

How sweet and lovely that you wrote about your parents today to honor them. They are wonderful. HOW really super they are having Rhonda come be with you at Thanksgiving...for you and for her.

I'm still curious as to how the appt went at the school!!!!

Lori, you are much loved...and rightly so... as are your parents...and rightly so. thank God for Godly parents.


Mam said...

What a wonderful family you have. You're so blessed. I've been lurking a bit, and, like you, not visiting or posting a lot. But I want you to come visit when you can!

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Id like to honor them too! Cause without them I wouldnt have you!