Friday, April 6, 2012

3 of 30

Describe your relationship with your parents

My mom.

My mom lives in North Salt Lake, so like 5 minutes away.

We see her at least 3 times a week (she really loves Navy...but who doesn't).

Our relationship has had it's ups and downs. She had to deal with most of this. In fact my sweet mom was the one who called the cops and turned me in. All in the name of saving me. And if you are a mom, you can imagine the pain she went through as the North Salt Lake police department put her little girl in handcuffs and hauled her off to jail. 

She has been through a lot in her life and has always stayed true to the gospel. She is such an example of strength in testimony. She never gave up on me.

I feel like our relationship gets better every day. She trusts me and loves me and I know this. And for a long time I didn't. I am grateful for her and the things she has done for me. 

My dad.

I don't know if you can tell by this picture...but I look exactly like him.

And what is funny is I act like him too.

I have noticed lately that certain words I use...certain phrasings....the way I react....are my dad.

He and my bonus mom live in Gilbert, AZ but we try to see them at least twice a year.

As of late, my dad and I have had a great relationship. We are pretty similar so that could help. 

Whenever I have a gospel question, I go to my dad. He is so well versed in the scriptures and church history that any question I have he can usually answer. We tend to be interested in the same we can have great conversations on U.S. history, military history, and shoes (that last part is not true).

He is the ultimate host, so when we go to AZ we are treated like royalty by my dad and his sweet wife. 

I love them both so very much

side note: i know my bonus mom did not raise me, but she has been a mother to me in the short time they have been married. she married my dad when i was a drug addict and went through all the crap of rehab, relapse, and jail. in that time she has always loved me and looked out for me and treated me like one of her own. she is an outstanding person and a true example of christ-like love.

So how about is YOUR relationship with your parents?


Amy said...

I love my parents. All of them. And my in laws too. I think that being a parent makes people good because most of the parents I know are really really good people. So just think how great you'll be when that sweet babe of yours is writing this post in outer space? :D

robin said...

i cannot get enough of my parents! i love them. i am becoming my mother and my dad is finally beginning to NOT embarrass me in public anymore. no, who am i kidding, he is still pretty embarrassing, but i'm getting better at not caring as much!

they're so great.

Jillian said...

I love your blog!!! I think I have the best mom ever!!! She has always been there for me and is my rock. She has sacrificed so much for her kiddos :-) My dad......well let's not go there. I always said Heavenly Father blessed me with such an amazing mother - a woman who took on the role of both mother and father and did an amazing job at it - she makes up for not having much of a dad at all.