Parents are wonderful. Okay. I know, I know, if you are a teenager it may not seem like it, right? I remember that feeling. As a teen, it is terrible when your parents show up…or don’t show up…look at you wrong…or don’t…or, well, when they speak. Ugh, how could they be so weird and goofy?
If you are a teenager, am I on the right track?
Let me tell you, at 32 years old I have a different take. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t always have a great relationship with my parents. Sometimes they get on my nerves and sometimes I get on their last nerve, but, especially this week, I’m SOOO glad they are coming to help me.
First, let me tell you what next week is going to bring for my wife and me. I have some work and then early in the week we have to go pick up a whole trailer full of stuff in St. Louis and move it to Normal. Then, on Thursday the movers come (so the house has to be packed and cleaned), We move in and have a half day to unpack and then I have to leave for a wedding rehearsal (fri) and wedding (sat) that I am co-officiating in Pittsfield… then I have to be back Saturday night so I can be rested for my Farewell Sunday at Pontiac… and then Sunday afternoon I start as a chaplain for church camp at East Bay in Hudson, IL.
So I’m thrilled that my mother-in-law is here right now cleaning and helping us pack; my mother and father are coming next week to help us move and then my mother-in-law will be back to stay with carrie and help her pack while I’m at the wedding and camp.
When I was younger I was embarrassed and stressed out by my parents (I still have my moments :-), but as an adult I see blessings in their presence. It turned out that having parents was actually an asset, who would’ve known? I am so glad for my parents and my in-laws and all that they do for Carrie and me. Whether you are young or old, I hope you will, this week, take a moment to think of how your parents are a blessing for your life. If you are a teenager it may not be easy at first, but there are things your parents do that make your life better, I imagine. Think really hard about it and you may see that they are a blessing for you!
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