I am thankful for my parents, I think so often we do not take the time to stop and really tell them how thankful we are for them. My parents are Christians and raised me that way. But I was not an easy teen. I spread my wings in my late teens and early twenties. I did everything against what they had taught me. I did not follow God's design for my life. I went down many wrong roads. But through it all my parents were right there for me.
It wasn't until my 30's when I took that step and accepted Christ as my Savior. I finally got it! All the years I thought because I grew up in a Christian household I was going to heaven. Thank you Mom and Dad for setting such an example for me. Although it took me many years to finally realize my need to Christ. It's almost been 5 years of salvation for my husband and I.
Now that I'm a Mom myself I think I tend to understand more why my parents did certain things. Especially since our oldest is now 15! I find myself calling my Mom and telling her I'm sorry for....fill in the blank.