My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thanks Mom & Dad

(Picture with my parents. Cricket is too low to make the picture - only her leash is showing.)
My parents will call tomorrow morning and wish me Happy Birthday. They'll reminisce on what life was like the day I was born and then they'll sing to me. What a gift to have parents that I can always count on. As I hit this big middle-age of 45, I am reminded how thankful I am to them! Thankful Simplicity is a term I've been hearing and I like it. Simply thankful for great parents who brought me into this world and for 45 years have loved me and cheered me on in whatever I was doing. One of their gifts this year was a little bag and on the outside it read: Becky's Attributes. On the inside were 20 different positive qualities about me each wrapped around some money. Long after the money is gone, this little bag with these slips of paper is priceless - it reminds me of what a gift it is to have parents who have always believed in me.

5 comments:

3 labs 4 me said...

What a sweet & thougtful gift from your parents & it brought tears to my eyes. I love that idea. Very creative on their part.

L^2 said...

What a creative and thoughtful gift!

Sewfast said...

Happy birthday Becky! What a wonderful gift...I will have to remember that for my daughter's upcoming birthday!

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

Happy Early Birthday! Hope it's a great one!

wendy said...

That is neat -- an idea I could possibly use for my kids.
Nothing like loving parents who support and love us.

and happy happy birthday!!