Thursday, October 16, 2008

It’s The Little Things

For those of you who don’t know, I live at home with my parents. I know it sounds pathetic, but it was my Mom who actually suggested it as I was going to be living all by myself in a apartment and she basically is home by herself a lot of the time because my Dad is out of town for business and is home only 6-8 days for most of the month. She thought instead of two people living alone that it’s better that we stayed together. I have no problem with that, because I do have the best parents a girl could ask for.

The other day, my Dad was at home and my Mom had to have major surgery on her teeth. My father took the time out to be by her the whole day. He isn’t home often, so he spends time catching up on things that need repair on the house and getting ready for the next trip, but he put my mother first. He even spent the whole day on the couch with her, while she slept for 12 hours. He just watched over her, hardly left her side, because the doctor said that she may come down with a fever. It’s the little things like this that make me gleam with delight and brings me happiness to be able to spend time with such caring and wonderful parents.

Quirky Quote: Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~Robert Fulghum


Debra said...

It's great that you have that example. I always felt my parents (my father in particular) raised the bar high because I wanted and expected someone to treat me with the love that he gives my mother.

There's nothing wrong with living at home with your parents. Especially if you have high medical bills that make it difficult to just work one job to get by. I've found my parents more than willing to help support me in any way they can, and it sounds like you've got really great parents too.

orangemily said...

That is so sweet it brings tears to my eyes!