3/30 Things: Parents

{To know what I’m talking about, and to see past 30 Things posts, start here…}

3. Describe your relationship with your parents.


I LOOOOVE them.  I cannot think of two better people in the world, and I am lucky enough to have learned from them my whole life.

My mom is my best friend.  Even John knows and accepts this.  She and I are practically the same person, so you can imagine how much we bug each other.  But we love it so much and have a very special connection.  She has literally held me in my saddest moments and rejoiced with me in my happiest ones.  And she usually is a key contributor to my happiest ones, too.  I learn from her compassion and humility and faithfulness every day.  We’ve never really not gotten along because I’ve always dreaded the thought of disappointing her {And I love when people say I look just like her.}.

It’s the same with my dad.  I’ve never not held him with a sacred reverence and could never bare the thought of doing anything that would make him sad.  He is the wisest, most humble, most charitable man I know, along with my John, and has been the perfect example to me my whole life of what I wanted in a husband and father to my children.  His approval means everything to me, and I am honored to be his and my mother’s daughter.

One of my favorite parts of my relationship with my parents is how comfortable they have made us feel with openly expressing love for one another.  They’ve really fostered an environment that has allowed us kids to all talk about how obsessed we are with each other, because we totally are.  We’re obsessed with our parents, too.  The sense of security they have given us is the greatest gift we could ask for from parents.  We know that family is “home” no matter what stage of life we’re in.  I honestly could not think of better parents for me, or better parents in general.  I love and admire them so much.

I know I’ve posted this picture several times before,
but I absolutely LOVE IT.
It’s by far my all-time favorite picture of my parents.
You can imagine
how fun it is being their kid!

Tune in tomorrow: List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.


  1. Jacob says:

    You brought tears to my eyes because you are truly a great expressionist and I love that you love your mom and dad. What a beautiful family you must have 🙂

  2. Amy Landess says:

    I loooove this blog because these aren’t just questions for people starting out. Often times long relationships lose the ability to just talk cause you feel you know everything about the other. Love. Love. Love.

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