weekend thoughts: thankful as an adult

Weekend Thought Buttoncrystal at life at the circus hosts this carnival. i’m not sure if she is doing it this week or not, but i thought i would still give it a whirl.
i have always been thankful for my parents. i grew up knowing the truth about God and being allowed to share my emotions and developing ways of problem-solving with a very supportive family.
but you know that sometimes as a child/growing up person, your parents drive you crazy. (i have shared this with my parents. i’m free to share this with the world) even as an adult they can STILL irritate you. i just had a discussion with my friend, dacia, and her mom, irene, about how mothers irritate you and that is just the nature of having a mother. every mother irritates their daughter.
irene told me to be careful of what i said because dacia was there with her mom. yes, but at the same time, if you want to live in reality: that’s reality.
i have 2 girls, i am going to need to be aware of this fact.
but as my children grow and our family grows, i become more and more aware of how much i LOVE my parents and how much i need them.
as a mom, i am depended upon for everything. but not by my folks. i still get to depend on THEM. not 100% of the time like i used to when i was a child, but a LOT.
it’s so nice to be able to go to their house and just let my superstars be my superstars and let my parents have at them.
there is an understanding between us that i can trust my parents to play with the superstars and WANT to play with my superstars. they just let me rest. it’s this unspoken connection we have.
sure there are times when i get irritated about something, but that’s because this unspoken connection we have doesn’t always get verbalized (hence unspoken) so something happens (be it big or little–usually little) that bugs one of us, or it’s just that mother/daughter irritation that can still happen. but i will take that for the sense of rest i find with my parents.
it’s weird. and i am so grateful and thankful for it.
i love ya, mom and dad!

About giannarae

I am a child of God who has been given the humbling job of being a wife and a mother to 4. Those whom He has given to me are my Sweet Peas and Buddies and one Honey.
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