Just want to give thanks...(kinda long)

  1. 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!

    Cheri
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    As the mom of adult kids myself - thanks! I always help my sons out as much as I can and we are very close. I know that as I get older, they will understand that they might be called upon to help hubby and me.
  4. by   mona b RN
    {{{Cheri}}}}

    Isn't it amazing how things can just work themselves out sometimes. I am so glad that things are okay.

    Happy belated birthday. :hatparty:
  5. by   Tweety
    That's great. My parents have helped me out over and over again as an adult, as long as they could see me trying to better my situation through work or school. The loaned me $500 for books my first semester of nursing school to get started. Not long after becoming an RN, I paid it back and they were flabergasted that I even considered it. But they were able to take a weekend out of town.

    So keep up the good work and best wishes for steadier financial times.
  6. by   fry.girl
    for the nice responses. I just needed to share my joy and relief. One of the key reasons for me going back to school is because I know that someday my parents and children will need my help...and I need a plan to be their for them.

    Hope everyone is off to a good start this semester, I know I am getting excited.

    Cheri
  7. by   fry.girl
    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
  8. by   Melody48_MSNEd
    I completely understand. My father died at age 46 back in Jan 1986.
    I was only 16 years old. He died of heart failure. He had many cardiac arrests and was "brought" back all but the last time. I miss him so much!
  9. by   StudentNurseMM
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I know I live in PA, but if there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to ask.
    You will be in my prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Marci

    Quote from cbarnett2
    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
  10. by   webblarsk
    I am so sorry for you! Sending Hugs your way!
  11. by   fry.girl
    Thanks for the support and encouragement. It is getting easier to handle everyday. I am starting to feel like myself again today.

    Cheri
  12. by   Plagueis
    I'm so sorry about the loss of your father.
  13. by   Tweety
    Your dad sounds like a special guy. The love he gave lives on in you, and that's a life lived well.

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