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This is a blog post copied from John's Website - please feel free to join him there and post comments. He has set up openid, so you can post there with your livejournal account using your openid, which is the same as your journal url minus the http://. You can find this entry at http://www.jcfiala.net/blog/2011/11/01/things-be-thankful-my-parents.

John Scalzi is doing a bunch of posts this month about things he's thankful for, and I thought I might follow suit.

I'm thankful for - my family.

Really. They're great. I never met my Grandfathers that I can clearly remember, but both of my Grandmothers were helpful, supportive, and loving. My parents are great parents - again, supportive, loving, fun, helpful, etc. My Mom would pull me out of school to go to the first baseball game of the season. My Dad was willing to stop whatever he was doing and explain anything I had a question about. They respected my privacy and personal space when it made sense to, and intervened when necessary, such as the time I hid a report card in my closet so I wouldn't have to deal with the low grades. (Yeah, that's stupid, but I was a kid, y'know.) My brothers are fun too - I don't talk to them as much as I should, but then they don't call me much either. And besides, I suspect Bill's upset at all the times I would jump out of dark corners at him, still.

I hear a lot of crap about other people's families, from a to z, problems and confusions and issues. Me, I won the lottery of families, and if I can manage to be as good a parent to Rose as my parents were to me, then I'll have done a good job.

Thanks guys.

Date: 2011-11-03 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rechqym.livejournal.com
Great read! I wish you could follow up to this topic

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