Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mis Padres.

WARNING: This post is pretty sentimental. 

I wanted to dedicate a post to my mom for Mother's Day last month, but I decided I'd wait until Father's Day (today) and just do a double post on my parentals. They are the best-- really! I know any of you who know them, know how great they really are. 

I am so grateful I was born when I was, being the youngest by six years and all. I have a really close and special relationship with my parents and I love it! I got to spend some really great years at home with them until I moved out/then got married. Like my sisters would say, they spoiled me pretty good. We always had fun whether it was going out to eat for FHE, or them supporting me at EVERY cheer thing I ever participated in, or going on trips together to places like St. George and much more. Of course there were the times I was a little bit of a dramatic teenager, but we always worked it out. :) 

I have also had many spiritual experiences with them, from getting my patriarchal blessing with them there to special father blessings to taking out my endowments in the Logan Temple and to being sealed to Tyson. Those experiences have stuck with me and mean a lot to me. I'm blessed to have parents who taught me the importance of the gospel growing up, but who also allowed me to gain my own testimony of the gospel through girl's camps, EFY's and many other things. 

I am so glad that I'm now over my "teenage" stage and I now love spending my Friday night with my parents (and Tyson of course). They are great to always make sure we are taken care of when we come visit and we love spending time with them! I'm so blessed with such awesome, self-less and loving parents. They've sacrificed so much for me to be happy and continue to do so! I love you both, Mom and Dad. Always have, always will... and no matter what-- I'll always be your baby. :) 

Annnnd a VERY Happy Father's Day to my Father!

OH and P.S., as if I wasn't lucky enough with the parents I have, I also inherited some pretty great in-laws. Ones who have similar qualities to my parents. My in-laws are both very self-less, loving, spiritual and very thoughtful! I know they raised a great son and I see how giving they are. They spend a lot of their time serving others and that is something I hope to be like during my lifetime. So they definitely deserve a little shout-out, because they are really great people too! 

I am a lucky girl.
And T's pretty lucky too. :)

(I could go on and on about my parents and my in-laws, but I'll end it there. We don't want to get too lengthy, especially since sometimes less is more!)


James & Stephie Lynne Purcell said...

Your parents are awesome, I will second that.

You look beautiful and wonderful- congrats on everything! Miss seeing you!

McKell&Janeene said...

Katie you do have wonderful parents!!! They really are pretty amazing people!