Through this last month of time off...I had alot of difficulty "coping" with relaxing and taking it easy after all that I have been juggling for the last year. Everytime I would start to let myself not worry or panic, I would get this feeling that "my life is not this easy", "something is going to sneak up on me".
Well here it is the first week of the New Year, I just turned 29 (on the 1st,
), and I have 5 days before school starts back up. I get back to work yesterday from holiday vacation...and everything just goes wrong...in a matter of hours I have two financial fiascos comeabout and only $5 in my banking account. I usually depend on my tax return to get me through $$ disasters throughout the year, but the last of that little fund was spent on Christmas...(I am sure you know how that is)
To get to the point I was short $600
. I am not one to get myself into $$ problems and I NEVER think to ask anyone for help...but last night I was at the end of my rope and called my Mom
...she with out question said she would help me out with half of it...then I called Dad this morning and :angel2: that he is, chipped in for the other half. The best part was, neither of them made me feel six inches tall for asking and neither of them want me to pay them back...
So today I am giving thanks for having awesome, understanding parents! Someday I want to be able to do the same for my girls...as a matter of fact if they are anything like me (to proud to say they need help)...I may just put a check in the mail every so often just in case.
Thanks for listening!
Mar 24, '05
It was just two weeks ago yesterday when I got the news...and today I remembered that I had posted this message to the board so I decided I should follow up to thread about "Giving Thanks for our Parents"...
On March 9th at about 10PM I received a phone call from a representative of The Medical Center in Columbus GA, telling me that she was sorry to say that my father had just passed away from a massive heart attack.
I cannot describe to you how I felt in that moment, but I know that today I am thankful for all that my father did in his life for me and for others. I am sharing this with you because I want each of you that read it to remember that in this life you are only given one mother and one father. As difficult as it may seem at times to find time to talk and spent time with one another, please don't ignore a feeling to call, write, or visit. My father was only 54 years old and the last time that I saw him in Feb I did not hug him long enough and the last time we talked by phone on March 4th I did not ask or tell him those things I would have if I knew it was for the last time.
Remember today to cherish the love that has been given to you in your parents.
Here is a link to a wonderful tribute that was made to my father by another young man whose life was touched by his life...
Tribute to Bill Fry by Jeremy Wiles
Last edit by fry.girl on Mar 24, '05