DISCLAIMER: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media, but all opinions are my own.
I can’t believe November is here and I can’t think of a better time to have our new baby. This is my favorite season by far. The holidays get me all nostalgic and remind me of the good times in my childhood with my family and those special memories at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yes, that is me and my dad when I was a baby. 🙂
So many wonderful, loving memories with my parents. I am so grateful for them. I have special memories growing up, and I have always felt loved and cared for and supported by them throughout the years. I know they didn’t always think they were doing the best as they could either, I remember my mom talking about how she regretted working so much. I mean what parents don’t have doubts about parenthood, right? Now that I have my own children, I see that more than ever. My mom held a very high ranking and stressful position at a bank when we were smaller and she worked long hours. I remember she would come home – tired, but she would go into the kitchen, still in her work clothes, to cook dinner for us – and she even wash dishes before she relaxed herself.
She always tells me that she’s grateful that I get to stay home and work from home to stay with my girls. But I remind her that, even though she worked those long hours, that I understand now. I know she did it all for us and I reminder that I never felt like she wasn’t around or felt any less loved or cared for. Now that I’m a parent myself, I see that. I see all the parents sacrificing for their families and I’m so grateful to have grown up and watched my parents work hard and see the strong woman that my mom was…is. I think she didn’t realize this when we were young. But she and my father were better parents to us than I think they realize.
And now I see them with my children and the happiness they are experiencing right now being grandparents. It just brings me so much joy. 🙂 I am so thankful for them.
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What about you? Do you know someone, whether that be your parents or other parents you see in your community, who are #DoinGood? Maybe they are doing better as a parent than they may realize? Tell me about them!