Tell The Truth Thursday – Mom or Dad

by Sherry Riter in Dad,Memory,Mom,Tell The Truth Thursday

Tell The Truth Thursday

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.

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…

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1 TJ August 5, 2010 at 12:54 am

Thank you Sherry, I am sure your dad loves you. Some do not have the same capacity to love as others. If they give all they have to give, then that is all there is to have. He just got miss guided in life, when he left Jesus, he left every thing wonderful and beautiful ,like his daughters. We all at some time take a wrong turn, make a bad choice or just be selfish. He had no one to guide him , so he got lost in the dark. I have lived a long time now, and I have learned that we have to always be there for those who are weaker than our selves. some time this is painful for us but we have the light of Christ to make our path easier. You were so easy to love, and love you I do. I have been told I was to tight or two close to my daughters, but God gave you to me to love and I will never fail him on that. I know more with your sister I was considered a strict parent, but it was not for me I gave you rules, but for you. For you and Audrey, your daughters are the best parts of you, for me all four of you are the best of me. I would ask you to take care of the best of me for one day that is all you will have left.



2 mangiabella August 5, 2010 at 2:29 am

closer to mom i think, my dad is pretty quiet – my parents divorced when i was 10 after 19 years of marriage, they both remarried other people and both got divorced 5 years later and THEN…my real parents got BACK TOGETHER! can you believe that? now they've been RE-married for another 17 years – what a story, eh? anyway, my mom is as extroverted and flamboyant as they get, and my dad is pretty quiet and chill – God's done some pretty amazing make overs in their lives over the last 2 decades 🙂 but anyway, to wrap it up, i would say MOM


3 The Redhead Riter August 5, 2010 at 3:26 am

TJ – Thanks Mom. I love you too. And thank you for logging in correctly because now you aren't the Anonymous poster any more!!! LOL

Mangiabella – What a beautiful story!!!!!!! That is such a wonderful love story ? Thank you so much for sharing!


4 Nan August 5, 2010 at 9:16 am

I never think myself will have tear while post about Dad and Mom, Thank you for very good topic.
Take care.


5 Katina August 5, 2010 at 12:36 pm

i think when I was little, I was closer to my father. He was loving and had a big booming voice. I thought he could do anything! He passed in 2002. SInce his death, I have grown closer to my mother. THanks!


6 Tiff August 5, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I am closer to my Mom for sure. My Dad and I were never close which is sad. My relationship with my Dad was always very hard. Since we have moved to a different State it is strange not seeing here. And my kids miss her BIG time. But we will get to see her in October for my oldest daughters birthday….looking forward to that!


7 The Redhead Riter August 7, 2010 at 11:30 am

Nan – That is very sweet.

Katina – Isn't it strange how we do believe that our parents are superhuman when we are younger? Then we grow up and sure enough, they are human just like us!

Tiff – I'm so glad you get to see her soon!


8 Amanda September 11, 2010 at 11:52 pm

I ADORE both my parents…but I have ALWAYS been a daddys girl {and my mom knows it} 🙂


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