This is a very special blog for me. Given that this is my hundredth post, I figured I’d focus on something really special and close to my heart, nothing other than my parents!
The world is so focused on the negative in everything; people are more interested in tearing others apart. So let me take the time to show and gloat about how amazing my family truly is!
Let me start off by saying that my parents are my everything. I will always be there for them, no matter what. They have my back, and I’ll always have theirs, that’s how it works.
My mother is a truly remarkable woman. I literally haven’t met someone as strong as her. She has seen death so many times, through herself and through others, yet that woman still wakes up everyday, puts a smile on her face, and laughs life it’s nobody’s business. I envy that about her, because I could never go through the things she’s been through and be able to deal with it the way that she does. It truly is remarkable.
She’s a fighter too. Like, I can’t even emphasize that enough. My mother had a horrible car accident in 1996, where she broke her leg, and ripped off her face. She was pronounced dead during the ambulance pick up THREE times, yet she kept coming back, because all she could think about is her two little boys.
If you read my blog about my brother in the December archive, then you will understand that my mother also lost him to the lord. My mother lost her ability to walk, speak, and even had to suffer from losing her eldest son. Most people would probably just throw in the towel, especially at just 23 years old. But this woman, pulled through, for her kids. Even when the doctor told her she would never walk again, she simply gave a simple “f**k you”, and before two years passed, she was on her own two feet again.
My beautiful mother, who you can see next to me in the photo, has the strongest will I’ve ever seen. Since the car accident, her health has always been playing with her. She’s had cancer upto 5 times-and I’m sure I’m probably down by a few; she’s had problems with her leg ever since, though it still does what it needs to do, and so did she. My mother even went right back to work the moment she could. She busted her ass every night to be able to support us, all of while being a single mother, might I add.
I won’t put all of her business out here, this is enough to give you a glimpse of what my mother has been through. Even though she has been through hell and back, many times throughout her life, she still manages to wake up every day, smile, laugh, and love. I’m always proud to have her as my mother. I wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s always been my rock, my fighter, my cheerleader, my mom, and my friend. She has always managed to make sure I was taken care of, and still does to this day, even though I’m 25 now! 😂 but I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m just happy that now I can always return the favor for her, and help her out in any ways that I can, and I always will, because someone who has fought as long as she has, deserves for someone to take the weight off sometimes. I’m her number one cheerleader. I LOVE YOU MOMMY!
My daddy is just as important to me. Even though he’s been in my life for four years, it feels like he’s been a part of my life from the beginning. He’s been the male support system that I have always lacked, in my life. We actually learn a lot from each other, since I’ve never had a real father role model, and he’s never had a child. He’s so supportive, like my mother, and he’s just as protective.
My daddy has a very beautiful background. He spent most of his childhood in his home country, which is Honduras. While he was living there, he had to learn how to work and survive at a very early age. For those who don’t know much about countries outside of the wealthier known, you typically start working as soon as you can walk and talk. So, thanks to his such vast knowledge of the work force, he knows how to provide, save, and survive, even in the USA, because let’s face it, it’s a struggle to stay above water, no matter where you live. Another amazing thing about him is that, since he’s been in my life, my views and lifestyle has broadened. I’m all wrapped up in the Spanish cultures, foods, and language.
I have a father that I can actually talk to, bond with, and love. That may seem weird to people on the outside, but I think it’s easy to comprehend since I literally went 21 years without a father figure. Yes, I’ve had male role models in my family, but that’s not the same as an actual father. It’s a truly amazing experience that I actually thought I wouldn’t grasp in life. I’m blessed, just like my beautiful mommy. I love you daddy!
But what really melts my heart, is the love that they share for one another. It’s the most remarkable and amazing thing I’ve ever seen. They have taught me so much about a real, honest, loving relationship. They work through any and all hardships, they’re also opposites, so in a way, they complete each other. It’s truly a beautiful site.
I’m blessed to have them as my parents and I would never have it any other way. After all of the hardships we’ve all faced in our lives, we finally have peace and comfort in the bond we have as a family. I’ll love and defend them until the day I die.
Make sure you always cherish your parents, and let them know how much you love them!