Lot 48: this is what you taught me

August 7, 2014

this is what you taught me

okay, so, really this should have been posted yesterday, as it was my dad's birthday, but you know, can't win 'em all...

so the other night i had more weird dreams and dreamt that my mom died.  in the dream i was writing this post and change the title to "thanks mom: what you taught me."  but then i woke up and realized my mom is still alive and everything is fine and she is healthy and isn't going anywhere anytime soon.  (you better not mom! i know you're reading this!  don't die until i have life figured out! aka, never.)

but these are things that my mom and dad taught me that i am so thankful  for:




never be with someone because you want to fix them.  never date someone because they are broken and you want to help.  have respect for yourself. - dad

cut up potatoes into the same sizes when making mashed potatoes, otherwise, some will be cooked before others. - mom

when shooting a .22 rifle, aim lower than your target - dad

the best way to calm a baby down is to put it's head on your shoulder, stroke it and bounce it up and down while walking.  it's called the "mama bounce." - mom

never let a creeper know where you live.  if a guy is following you or looking at you creepily, go to another location.  don't go home.  don't let said creepy man know where you live.

jimi hendrix is the greatest guitarist that ever lived.

steven tyler has the best rock n roll voice in the history of rock

when getting in dad's car, be prepared to be blasted by rock music playing at full volume. (can you tell the last three were things related to my dad?)

be sure to hold a newborn baby's  head!! they can't do it themselves!!  - mom

really just being an example of a strong, very strong, independent woman who gave me the courage and bravery to go for my dreams because she did.  what an excellent role model she is. - life  example by mom

so thanks, parents, for being so supportive always and teaching me these things and many more.  things have been hard these last few months, and my parents have been standing by my side through it all.  i am so beyond grateful for them and couldn't be more blessed.  i love you both to the ends of the earth and back and i am so glad that we will all be together throughout eternity.

happy birthday dad!! you're one cool dude.

13 comments:

  1. Awwww, I love everything about this :) And also, your parents sound like lovely people, truly. I love that your father has such a fondness for rock music (mine does, too).

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed the post! i love my parents so much. and yes, my dad's fondness for rock music runs very deep. it is one of the most fundamental things about him!

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  2. I love this post. Parents are the best, aren't they? My mom isn't allowed to go anywhere either because even though I'm 37, I definitely haven't figured out life yet!

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    1. Parents are the best!! I am so grateful for mine. They are truly amazing. I am so incredibly blessed. My sister had her baby two weeks ago, as i am sure you know because i can't stop talking about it, but she is like "he is practically a grown man now and is going to leave me any second!" and i tell her, "andi! you still need mom, Isaac will always need you. that will never change." we always need our parents.

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  3. This makes me miss my parents so much! I love the advice from your dad though - especially the one about dating broken people... it is sooo true!

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    1. it is so true! i am so glad that he taught me that. i am so blessed to have him as my daddy :)

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  4. Lovely post! Love you wedding dress.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you! i am so in love with it. i never wanted to take off the dress.

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  5. Awww this is so sweet. I will have to write one about my grandparents some day :) They really are a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, sometimes even when they least expect to be.

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    1. you should write that post and i would love to read it!!

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  6. :) super cute. And I am so obsessed with your dress + makeup on your wedding day!! Beyond gorgeous, girl!

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    1. omg i am OBSESSED with my wedding dress. i need an excuse to wear it again. and my sister did my makeup, she is a genius with makeup. and thank you you are so sweet!

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  7. Parents who support you while dealing with health issues is absolutely priceless--this is a sweet post. :) I gotta say, you look so gorgeous in that wedding photo. Your eyes are amazing!! I think you look like a Barbie doll, can I say that? ;) I mean it in the absolutely best way possible, and coming from me (since I know about me and Barbies;), that's a big compliment! ;)

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