Thursday, April 21, 2011

HAWMC Prompt 21: Who I Admire

I'm participating in WEGO Health's Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge (HAWMC) in April.

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Today's challenge is to free-write about someone I admire. I'm going to use this post to write a little about my parents.

My parents are amazing individuals. They're also a shining example of true love. They've been married for almost 30 years, and they're still very much in love. It's absolutely beautiful! I'm so grateful for the sacrifices that they've made throughout my life, and I'm so proud of them for continuing to strive toward their own dreams.

My mom and I may not have always been super close, but we are now (and I'm so grateful that we are!). She has always been there for me. She's been my rock over these past few years, since my car accident - going with me to doctor appointments and meetings with the attorney, helping me with insurance company messes and disability claims, and just the general ups and downs. She's so much stronger than she thinks she is.

My dad and I have always had an indescribably strong connection. We can understand what the other is thinking and/or experiencing in an unexplainable way. We've always shared a love for old cars/car shows, art, and deep conversations. He always seems to know just the right thing to say, and his hugs make everything feel alright.

I'm so blessed to have an amazing family. I love and admire them so much!
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