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Don’t Take Mom & Dad For Granted

July 7, 2014

I have been in Maryville for nearly one year.  I started July 29th of last year.  As some of you know by my tweets/facebook posts, it has been positive in many regards.  One includes seeing my parents more.

I attended a funeral today for a friend’s mother who passed away last Tuesday.  She was 69.  As I was sitting in the service, I couldn’t help but think about all my friends who have lost either one or both of their parents.  I am very blessed to have both of my parents alive and in good health.

Some of you are probably thinking how I could see my parents MORE by living 140 miles away from my hometown of Des Moines.  But it is true.  I freely admit I took my parents for granted by living in the same city as them for virtually my entire life.  I get to Des Moines a lot during the weekends despite living in Maryville, Missouri and I always see them when I go into town.  It’s true that you appreciate the people who you are close to more after not being around them.

They helped me move along with my brother Seth, are my biggest “fan” and supporter in everything that I do.

If you have lost one or both of your parents, I want to let you know that I was thinking of you today.

 

 

 

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