Friday, September 25, 2009

family friday {{mom & dad edition}}

So I have been thinking about featuring one of my family members each Friday on my blog (until they have all been featured of course) and today is the FIRST post!! My family is the most important thing to me in this world. They are the biggest part of my life and I would not be the person I am today without them. They make my life so wonderful, hilarious, stressful, and amazing all at the same time and I thought it would be wonderful to showcase them here on my blog so I can share with you all what wonderful people they are!!

For my first post, I couldn't think of anyone more appropriate to feature than my Mom & Dad. I mean they are the reason I am here right? :) So I am happy to introduce to you my Mom & Dad, Norm & Espi.

My parents are the most wonderful people in the world. I say that not only because they are my parents, but as I have grown into my adulthood I have gotten to know them in a different light and I am so thankful that the Lord chose them to raise me.

My Dad has the biggest heart and the Lord definitely created him with the giftings to raise 4 (yes FOUR) daughters and just only 1 boy!!! I don't think any other person could have handled us all!! Haha :) Some of the best things that I have learned from my Dad are perseverance, determination, diligence, unwavering faith in God and so very much more. There were a lot of challenges that came to my family throughout the years and my Dad handled them better than anyone else I have ever know. He is SUCH a faithful man to his job, to his family, and most importantly to the Lord and the values that he exampled and instilled in my life are still just coming to fruition and I will never fully known the impact that he had on molding me into the person that I am today. I am SO thankful all that he has taught me not just in word, but that he example everything that he told me through his conduct. I love you so much Daddy!!

My Mom is the funniest person!! She has a vibrancy and joy that is infectious!! I definitely get my outgoing personality from her and I am SO thankful for that!! My Mom definitely LOVES life and loves to have fun and be silly and I think that I have more of those qualities in me than I know!! She was always willing to go the extra mile for me even when I didn't deserve it but she still would do little things to make me happy. She sacrificed a lot of things for our family and there probably aren't enough thank you's to her for that. I know that I wouldn't be where I am today without her love and I am so thankful for everything she has done for me. She is an example of what it means to be a Godly wife and mother and I love her more than words could say!!

Mom & Dad, thank you both for raising me to be the person I am today and for most importantly always being obedient to the Lord and raising me to know Him. That is the greatest gift you have EVER given me and I love you so much!!

Lots of love from me to you!!


Robin-Monique said...

you look so beautiful in your dress!!! and yeah the waiting game not so fun! Oh and my mom everything is good with her she is my best friend in the world she is just REALLY excited to be having a grandson and I am just a little over emotional lol!

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