Today I am thankful for my parents and grandparents.
Because my family struggled to make ends meet, I know the true value of a dollar. I prepared for my future, went to college and was smart about what degree I went after. I watched my parents and learned from their mistakes.
Without the love and support I received from my parents and grandparents throughout my life I never would have made it to where I am now.
I am thankful for my upbringing. My parents did the best that they knew how and never neglected me. Their decisions, their struggles and their love helped shape who I am now. I was taught values, to appreciate what I had, to take care of the things I had, to be kind and to be humble. If I wanted something, I worked for it.
I hope that I can pass these values onto Mila.
August 22, 2011: It’s hard for Dan to admit that I am right!
July 31, 2011 (2 weeks, 3 days): There are no parent pictures in the first few weeks after a newborn arrives…because the parents look like death.