Welcome to “Tell The Truth Thursday” where the question that has been posted in my right side bar gets answered by me and you…and sometimes my husband too! Did you prepare your post and are you ready to drop your URL into the Linky so that we all can follow? Grab the thumb above linking it back to this blog posting and let’s get started…
The question this week is :
- Are you closer to your Mom or Dad?
I purposefully left this question vague, so you could have taken it as emotionally or geographically close. I wanted to give you options!
We all have a beginning and my story started with two people that I refer to as Mom and Dad.
My parents divorced when I was ten and it was traumatic for all of us. Eventually, Dad lived quite far away and let his “fatherly” responsibilities slide. However, I grew older and the miracle of forgiveness entered my heart. Although they are few, I do have some fun memories of being with Dad when I was young.
Memories of Mom are endless. I lived with her until I was twenty-one and she was really my closest friend. Not only do I have funny mannequin head memories, but I also have sentimental remembrances of her loving me.
Thankfully, I also have memories of us all being together as a family. Those memories are as clear as yesterday to me and they are what has always kept me feeling somewhat balanced. They are truly priceless.
I believe that “quality” time is wonderful, but when it comes to raising a family, “quantity” is extremely important. I did not have a very large quantity of time with Dad, so I didn’t have the opportunity to get to know him on a more personal level nor share a lifetime of experiences with him. I love him immensely, but I just didn’t get to share “life” with him.
Mom has always been there and I have known it. I have tried very hard not to disappoint her and to live my life so that she would be proud of me because I know all the sacrifices she made on my behalf. She invested not only her time, talents, money and resources to and for me, but she was completely devoted to loving me. I am “me” because of my mother.
Obviously, my answer to the Tell The Truth Thursday question has to be that I am closer to my mother and needless to say, I think she knows me better than anyone else.
Now it is your turn to answer the Tell The Truth Thursday question. Enter the post URL that answers the question in the Linky below…