My fellow blogger friend, Emily, from the wonderful Keeping Time blog, is celebrating parents on her blog today. She wants us to take a break from all the worries and anxieties involved in raising our children and to take a moment to celebrate the good things and share what makes us proud of ourselves, as parents. I want to celebrate with her!
What I am most proud of, is that I have raised my two girls to be grateful and express thankfulness. I am always telling them how I grateful I am for everything in my life. I don't want them to take anything for granted - the sun shining on a Monday morning; the sight of a big, beautiful full moon on a starry night; the gathering of our family around the table for a yummy weeknight dinner. After all, it truly is the simple things in this world, that make life worth living.
Here is a note that my eldest daughter, Anita (10) wrote for me a few months ago, in her exact words.
Thank you for everything. Thank you for making my lunches and baking cookies and helping me with my work and thank you for buying me things I need. THANK YOU!
This was written on a school night, for no reason at all, but to express her gratitude to me. If I succeed at nothing in this world, I have succeeded in raising my girls to appreciate the little things, to be thankful for everything, and for that I am grateful!
Thank you, Emily, for inviting parents to your celebration. You are a wonderful mother to your two girls! Congratulations! I celebrate you and all the other parents doing their best to raise their children to be the best they can be.