Thursday, November 20, 2008

Gratitude 15 and probably the most important one


When I started these posts, I knew that I would have to post about my mum and dad because I am ever so grateful for them. It's hard to put it down into words though and I guess I've left it for last as I find it hard to express how much I am grateful to them.

My mum is a wonderful woman. She has touched so many people's hearts - she has had six children of her own, taken in foster children, single pregnant girls who were waiting to give birth and had nowhere to go, she has feed the homeless and opened her house up to those who don't really have anywhere to go. I had moments of resenting this when I was young, but I'm now happy she did this, as it has made me more tolerant today and a little bit grateful for all that I have too. My mother has worked tirelessly for all of us, making sure we are happy and I guess trying to make our lives a little better than hers was. So thank you mum - I for one, really appreciate all you have done.
My father is also special - he has made me 'think' about life. He has helped me challenge ideas and understand the world. When I was little, he was the one who explained thunderstorms, told me about the stars, told me about the great philosophers, made me appreciate classical music and history. I vividly remember big, strong, warm hands that made me feel very safe.

My mum and dad make a wonderful team - my dad is the thinker or dreamer and my mum is the doer.
We never had much in a material sense when were growing up, but we had much in the way of family, experiences and now memories. Thank you so much mum and dad - my life has been great!
l
x

14 comments:

Leanne said...

Sounds like your parents have given you everything to be grateful for and provided you with some wonderful lifelong qualities....I adore that photo!

Bird Bath said...

what a lovely, warm post about your parents. They sound like a very dedicated couple who have had an impact on many. Clearly something you have a deep gratitute for.

Gina said...

What a beautiful post Levin, what lovely memories and life lessons you've received from your parents Gx

Lisa said...

You are a very lucky person to have such wonderful parents. The photograph is just beautiful.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Your parents must be so proud of you. :) That's a really wonderful post about them! In all honesty, you've brought a tear to my eye. :)

quiltygal said...

Absolutely beautiful Levin ...now we know why you are so nice good genes!!

Madi said...

I think the nicest part is watching their legacy live on in their children and grandchildren; seeing their philosophies and attitudes replicated and added upon.

It makes me incredibly proud to be a part of our family, even if, as you say, I sometimes feel resentful about sharing my space with so many other people :)

Kris said...

You are blessed to be born to goodly parents. I love the comment about their legacy being visible in their children and grandchildren's lives. Your Mum and Dad have done such a great job!

Blossom said...

how wonderful............I am glad they were in your life.

hugs

Mary said...

beautiful post. They sound like lovely people.

emma said...

your parents sound like beautiful people, levin. I feel so inspired by people like your mum who spend their lives looking after others, doing good things right at home, and making such a difference. Lots of people talk about doing stuff, and then there are people who actually just do it, and think nothing of it. So selfless.

karenjane said...

thankyou for a beautiful post about oma and opa, i love hearing things about family members pasts. they realy are two incredible people who have made a family that i feel so proud and thankful to be a part of

jacquie said...

wonderful post..i'm sitting here with tears in my eyes thinking about my parents. we had a close call with my dad this weekend. thank you.

spinne said...

I run across your blog and found this post. Very beautiful! I like the picture of your parents! Greetings from Austria!