Wednesday, November 5, 2014

One Of The Lucky Ones

Yesterday morning I was up crazy early and decided it was the perfect time to get a few things done. I ended up gathering up two loads of laundry and took the over to my parents' house about an hour before I needed to be at work. Well, my mom was still home and was going to be home off and on throughout the day, so not only did I end up spending that hour before work talking to her about my salty vegetable soup that I messed up and our TV shows, but she also said she'd flip my laundry and put my other load in the washer so I would only have to make one more trip to their house during the day to flip the 2nd load.

Then I got to work and sent my dad a text asking him to call me at the office later so we could gossip and talk about the new IU basketball developments that happened the night before. In the text I said "I need to talk to someone I won't want to stab halfway through the conversation. You get me". And he does. My dad is awesome and we talk almost every day.

After that I sat a work a minute and decided to text my stepdad. Just a simple "I love you because you're awesome" text, because he is and I was feelin' it.

Honestly, I was sitting at work thinking about how damn lucky I am. I love my parents, all three of them. I am almost 25 now and I am friends with all of my parents. Not everyone I know can say things like that. One of my best friends has a family structure, with a stepdad and older stepbrothers, etc., that is so similar, almost identical, to mine. However, her relationship with her three parents is nothing like mine. I'm one of those lucky ones, and I get it now.

Growing up things were definitely not all rainbows and butterflies; there were absolutely times of struggle for all of us involved. But we made it through and here we are now. Even through those bad times, I've never ever, in my life, doubted for one second that I was loved. I knew it. That's something special too, because some kids don't know that.

Today, like I said, I'm friends with my parents. I would, and have, chosen to hang out with them just because I can. I speak with them consistently. My mom and my stepdad both read this blog daily. My dad and I can sometimes talk in a code that only the two of us understand. All three of them follow me on Twitter. I get my TV show and book addiction from my mom, my St. Louis Cardinals and grammar obsession from my stepdad, and my love of any and all sports and fear of severe weather from my dad. But mostly? They get me.

Love them.


  1. It's amazing that you have such a great relationship with your parents! I often take for granted the amazing relationship I have with mine because it's so easy to forget that not everyone can pick up the phone and call their parents to talk about anything whenever they want.

  2. I like your stepdad. Smart man ;) GO CARDS!! Haha
    But I feel the same way you do. I feel so fortunate to have such an amazing relationship with my parents. My mother and I talk every evening before bed. I also have a very, very close relationship with my Mom's side of the family; all my aunts, uncles, and cousins. As well as my grandma. I'm thankful everyday for it. I, too, have friends who have similar family structures and they do not have the closeness we do. And it just makes me count my blessings each day. I truly hope my children have this same type of relationship with me as I do with my parents.

  3. It is so nice to have such a good relationship with your parents :) Mine are my BFFs!

  4. So sweet! It's awesome having great relationships with the parental units. :)

    Mandie ~

  5. That's so nice to have a relationship like that. And that they follow you on twitter. Thats real support.

  6. You are blessed! So am I. I am very close to my parents and spend a lot of time with them weekly!

  7. I have a similar relationship with my mom and her husband. And I'm working on rebuilding my relationship with my dad. It's awesome to be able to connect with our parents as adults, because now we can truly appreciate everything they have done for us.

  8. Ahh, family is the BEST and I agree: I really don't know where I'd be without my parents and all my siblings. :) :) It always makes me so happy to hear of someone else who has a close relationship with their parents, because all too often you just hear about the people who don't.

  9. cuuuute! love that you have this relationship with your parents.

  10. How fun!!! Gotta love hanging with your parents. It's the best! Would you like to follow each other on GFC?! Let me know and follow me on my blog, I will follow you right back on both GFC and Bloglovin!

  11. My dad and stepmom are two of my best friends. I'm not close with my mom and stepdad though :/


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