Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 4-Your parents

My Parents: Ronnie and Kreta

This picture is from our trip to DisneyWorld in December. It was so cold!?!? We were at Rope Drop at Epcot on the first morning!

What can I say about my parents? I'm not sure if I'm supposed to tell you about who they are or just about how great they are!?!?

I gave a couple of hints about my parents in Day 1's 15 interesting facts. I'm more like my dad in my overall personality. When a situation is tough or stressful, we both decide joke telling is the best solution! My dad was the perfect daddy for 3 girls. He's sweet and understanding, and a cuddler. I love a good hug from my daddy. He taught us all about sports, maybe to his annoyance now!?!?

My mom and I are both middle daughters of 3...which brings certain "birth order" resemblances. My two sisters are more like her in personality traits, but I get my stubbornness from her!?!? And, my "I only like to follow rules if I don't think they are stupid." She has an incredible work ethic...has the #1 consignment store, Another Season, in Waco!?!? (voted by the readers of the Waco Trib) She's also a perfectionist, me not so much!

Anyway, there are some awesome lessons that I learned from my parents.
1. Live by the fruits of the spirit. If you live with love, gentleness, kindness, patience, peace, self-control, etc. you will be living like Christ. And, people will be drawn to you...and that will be your witness. Not that I am good at any of these, patience is a weakness for me...and I'm not always gentle! But, I do try.
2. Love unconditionally. period.
3. You CHOOSE to love your spouse everyday. There will be days you don't like them very much, but you can choose to love them.
4. Family sacrifice whatever you need to for your family. Family time together is the most important to build relationships (even if it's just lying on the bed laughing together!).

Thanks Mom and Dad for all you've done for me and how much you've loved me! So thankful you are MY parents!


  1. Love to see that you have such a great relationship with your parents! I wish I had that too!

  2. This was so nice to read. I love the lessons you learned from your parents. Sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with them.

  3. Great post, Heather! They sound like great parents!

  4. Love the lessons that you learned... great reminder!